Illuminate your Japan holiday by visiting during the Japanese Winter where you’ll discover beautiful scenes illuminated with twinkling lights.
In various places around Japan during the winter season, you will find displays running from November through to March 2017. We’ve selected just a couple to highlight for you.
Ashikaga Flower Park – A Light Flower Garden
This is the biggest illumination event in Kanto area with 3.5 million lights. It is recognized as a heritage site where the entire park is decorated with colourful lights. The “Miraculous Great Wisteria” is a reproduction of an enchanted wisteria trellis using illumination to present an impressive sight that looks like a real wisteria trellis swaying in the wind.
Tobu World Square Illumination – light-up of of world-famous buildings
102 world famous buildings from 21 countries are skillfully reproduced on a 1/25 scale including 46 buildings registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be decorated by illumination. Tobu World Square is located near Kinugawa Hot Spring which is one of the prominent hot springs in Kanto.
Sendai Pageant of Starlight – the City of Trees
Here you’ll discover 600,000 LED lights decorating 160 zelkova trees stretching for 800 metres totally wrapped in light. A pedestrian walkway runs through the centre section of Jozenji-dori so that visitors can enjoy walking right under the illuminated trees.
Tokyo Skytree Town – World’s tallest tower turned into the world’s tallest Christmas tree
There will be special lighting to make Tokyo Skytree look like the world’s tallest Christmas tree. Various spots in Tokyo Skytree Town will also be decorated with about 400,000 candle colour lights giving visitors a visual treat. The lower section of the Tokyo Skytree tower will be used as the main screen for the first time and visitors can enjoy a visual display that takes advantage of the structure of the tower body.
Source: Tobu Railways