LOOK: Hundreds of Thousands of Blue Lights Take Over the Streets of Shibuya

This illumination event will run until the last day of the year!

To be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of blue lights outdoors is such a spectacular sight. If you’re in Tokyo over the holidays, make sure you don’t miss this annual illumination event in Shibuya, which runs every winter. Dubbed as “Ao no Doukutsu (Blue Cave) SHIBUYA,” this stunning display of lights (600,000 blue lightbulbs to be exact!) spans the streets of Shibuya Park up to Yoyogi Park Keyaki-Namiki.

About 600,000 blue light bulbs light up the city of Shibuya

Popular with locals, this event started in the winter of 2014 in Nakameguro, another city in Tokyo, and was only transferred to Shibuya last year.

For this year alone, more than 2.4 million people have visited the illumination spot three weeks after the event started. It is highly loved by the Japanese and foreigners alike.

So if you’re in the area before the year ends, you know what to do—add this to your itinerary and be in awe of the blue lights sparkling under the winter night sky.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, Tokyo Walker™ (20 October 2017)

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