These Are Some of the Most Magical Spots in Japan
They'll take your breath away.
Last Christmas, as many as 600,000 blue light bulbs lit up the streets of Shibuya, and 400 meters' worth of keyaki trees were illuminated in Roponggi. Clearly, the Japanese know how to put on a show. But while the holidays are over, the light displays are still going strong. Here, we list down where you can catch the rest of Japan’s illumination displays until spring!
The Winter Illumination 2017-2018 (Country Farm Tokyo German Village)
419 Nagayoshi, Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture
Hours: Sunset – 8 p.m.
With a theme as grandiose as Fantasy World ~Magic and Smile~, the Country Farm Tokyo German Village Winter Illumination is sure to take your breath away. Its three million light bulbs, which increased by 500,000 from last year, power the Light and Sound Show, a 70-meter-long rainbow tunnel, and 3D Illuminations, which will make you feel as if you’re in a fantasy world.
This light display will be around until the 8th of April.
Winter Fantasia (Toshimaen)
3-25-1 Kouyama, Merima Ward, Tokyo
Hours: Sunset – 7:30 p.m.
Toshimaen holds Winter Fantasia for all weekends until the 25th of February 2018. Expect to see lanterns that resemble mushrooms, flowers, trees, and buildings.
Lumiyashiki 2017 to 2018 (Asakusa Hanayashiki)
2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
If you love sakura flowers, you can’t miss Lumiyashiki 2017 to 2018. Held at Asakusa Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan, this illumination event follows the theme Sakura Romance. The sakura-colored illumination offers special events such as a light, music, and fountain show.
Enjoy six kinds of attractions surrounded by lights until the 1st of April 2018.
Provided by Japan Walker™ and Tokyo Walker™ (17 November 2017)