SAGAMIKO ILLUMINION Just an hour from the city center. The largest illumination show in the Kanto region!

Sagamiko Illuminion, the largest illumination event in the Kanto region, has opened. Held at Sagami Lake Resort Pleasure Forest, an amusement park in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, this event is less than an hour away from the center of Tokyo. Sagamiko Illuminion is a light festival that paints the forest around Sagami Lake with 5,000,000 LED lights—a quantity and a scale that is simply stunning! The event is open every day from Saturday, November 1st, 2014 to Wednesday January 7th, 2015. (Subsequently, it is open each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays and during the spring holidays only). Entrance fee: Adults: Y600, Children Y400
Opening hours: 5 p.m.–9:30 p.m. ※ Last entry at 9:00 p.m.


TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU Let’s toss a coin and watch the lights change


p class=”mgB40″>OMOHARA WHITE CHRISTMAS 2014 is a Christmas promotion run each year by Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, a commercial facility in Omotesando, Tokyo. The event presents “Wishes,” an illumination show featuring a fountain-shaped tree, located in Omohara no Mori on the sixth-floor of the building. Make a wish and throw a special coin into the fountain. The sensors will respond and the mood of the illumination changes each time. This show runs from Thursday, November 6th until Thursday, December 25th. On certain days and times during December, a snow event will also take place.


HANKYU UMEDA MAIN STORE Snow falls, glistening, inside beautiful illumination

FLOATING ARCH CHRISTMAS is being held outside HANKYU UMEDA MAIN STORE in Umeda, Osaka from Saturday, November 22nd to Thursday, December 25th. In this, the third running of this event, garlands created from round, mirrored chips twirls in the wind, catching the lights from the illumination show to create a visual effect that’s just like falling snow. The opening day, November 22nd, will feature a huge snowman, 10 meters tall! (at Nanboku Concourse, Umeda Hankyu Building 1F Torin Hankyu San Square


ROKKO GARDEN TERRACE A collaboration of the art of light and a ,000,000 night view

Rokko Garden Terrace in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture is a well-known spot for beautiful night views. In addition to enjoying the night view, a light decoration created from some 7,500 LED light globes in the English style “cottage garden” can be viewed from Wednesday, October 1st until January 12th, 2015. Illumination will also be a feature of two contemporary artworks appearing in Rokko Meets Art—Art Walk 2014, This event is running until November 24th, daily except Mondays.


SENDAI PAGEANT OF STARLIGHT This year marks the 29th occasion of Sendai’s winter

SENDAI PAGEANT OF STARLIGHT, which wraps Jozenji Dori in dazzling lights, is set to take place in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture from Friday, December 12th until Wednesday December 31st. With its rows of zelcova trees, the already beautiful Jozenji Dori gets wrapped in the soft glow of hundreds of thousands of LED lights during this season. Nightly from 5:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and until midnight on December 31st only.

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