Twinkling Lights Adorn These Places in Japan in Time for the Holiday Season

Shining, shimmering, splendid!


There’s something about magical lights strewn across the city to remind you that Christmas is almost here. Several establishments in the
Omotesando and Harajuku area are holding various illumination events this holiday season. Admire the twinkling lights and bask in the romantic atmosphere of the sparkling city while you shop. Below, we feature the must-see illumination events in the area. 


OMOHARA illumination / 16,000 lights (November 2 - December 25)


It looks even more romantic when viewed from above. 


Omohara no Mori
, a rooftop terrace located on the sixth floor, features a glittering forest of lights. For the duration of the event, business hours have been extended and decorations have been set up so you can relax and enjoy a magical Christmas. The warm atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle of city life, will definitely refresh you.


OMOHARA illumination is being held at the Rooftop Terrace, 6/F Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya District, Tokyo. Light up starts from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m daily.


Google Pixel presents Omotesando Magic Illumination 2019 / 900,000 lights (November 28 - December 25)


Nine hundred thousand lights decorate the rows of trees outside Harajuku Station. 


The area from Harajuku Station to Omotesando Station is enveloped in the warmth of champagne gold lights. LED bulbs are installed on the trees lined up on both sides of the street to offer you a fantastic view. Take note that the footbridge closes when the lights are turned on, so it’s best to enter a store along the road if you want to see the illumination from above. 


Google Pixel presents Omotesando Magic Illumination 2019 is being held at the Jingumae and Omotesando crossing, Jingumae, Shibuya District, Tokyo. Light up starts from sunset to 10 p.m daily.


OMOTESANDO HILLS CHRISTMAS 2019 (November 13 - December 25)


The bright lights are constantly changing in color, making the scene look magical. 


The theme of the
OMOTESANDO HILLS CHRISTMAS 2019 is “Brilliant Aqua Tree-Christmas in the magic of water.” A seven-meter tall Christmas tree on the stairwell of the main building is surrounded by around 40 specially designed water tanks. The water level in the tanks rise and fall in synchronization with the music, changing the appearance of the tree. Every 30 minutes, a special lights and music production plays for five minutes. 


Omotesando Hills is located at 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya District, Tokyo. Light up starts from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.


Anniversaire Omotesando / 30,000 lights (November 2 - February 16, 2020)


The luxurious illumination adds color to the wedding hall. 

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Tokyo’s most famous wedding hall,
Anniversaire Omotesando, have set up their illumination early in November. Around 30,000 lights adorn the fancy venue. Visitors can also admire the beautiful illumination while having dessert in the adjacent Anniversaire Cafe Omotesando. This cafe is offering a special Christmas course until December 25. Be sure to try their Christmas when you’re there!


Anniversaire Omotesando is located at 3-5-30 Kitaaoyama, Minato District, Tokyo. Light up starts from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Meanwhile, the cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.


Minami Aoyama Chapelle des Anges Christmas Illumination / 10,000 lights (November 1 - February 29, 2020)


Be fascinated by the starry lights at the center of the city.


Champagne gold illumination and Christmas ornaments decorate the
Minami Aoyama Chapelle des Anges. The overall design follows the theme of “starry sky.” In addition to this, the flower design team LILY ROSE is also offering a flower workshop during the event. 


Minami Aoyama Chapelle des Anges is located at 3-14-23 Minamiaoyama, Minato District, Tokyo. Light up starts from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.


Umehara Goburin (ongoing)


Rent this illuminated space with your friends. 


Umehara Goburin
is a rental space with beautiful indoor illumination. You can order some snacks via UberEats or a similar service and eat here while being surrounded by the lights. This is also the perfect place to host a little party with your best friends.


Umehara Goburin is located in Minamiaoyama, Minato District, Tokyo and is open 24 hours daily. Reservation costs ¥1,180 for 60 minutes use.


Have you chosen which place you want to go to this Christmas season? Look for your favorite spot and enjoy the holidays with the people close to you. 


Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (14 November 2019)


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