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Dazzling illuminations are a signature winter sight in Tokyo

Dazzling illuminations are a signature winter sight in Tokyo / Illuminations in the clear winter air of Tokyo are majestic and romantic. Walking along an avenue lined with brightly decorated trees can make you feel as if you were cast in a film. Glittering huge Christmas trees and illumination art are also a must-see. Stroll the streets with a loved one and admire the lights of Tokyo.
  • Based on the theme of “timeless, eternal value,” this illumination will display a chandelier that has been created based on an array of outstanding technologies handed down at Baccarat Crystal for over 250 years. This chandelier—which will be one of the largest in the world with a 5-meter height, 3-meter width, 8,472 crystal parts, and 250 light bulbs—will decorate Yebisu Garden Place, where a European-style Christmas market will be set up in Clock Plaza. Visitors can enjoy this illumination with a warm drink in hand.

    • Schedule: Fri.(holiday), November 3, 2017– Mon. (holiday), January 8, 2018, 12:00–24:00
      (Christmas illumination display 16:00–24:00)
    • Access: 5-min. walk from JR Ebisu Station East Exit via the moving walkway Yebisu Skywalk
  • Based on the theme of “Christmas tree forest of 100 colors,” the main building’s atrium stairwell will be decorated with a white main Christmas tree about 7 meters in height. This main tree will be surrounded by approximately 1,500 mini trees of 100 colors that will fill the entire stairwell space. In a series of special shows that will take place once every 30 minutes, the main tree will turn various colors in sync with original music to create a fantastical atmosphere throughout the display area.

    • Schedule: Wed., November 8 – Mon., December 25, 2017, 11:00–23:00
    • Venue: Main building’s atrium stairwell
    • Access: 2-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Chiyoda Line / Hanzomon Line Omote-sando Station Exit A2
  • Inside VenusFort, which is designed to look like a town in medieval Europe, projection mapping will be used to depict a story themed on lights, snowflakes, and stained glass. Furthermore, intricately designed lampshades will be used to form beautiful shadows inside the world that has been created. Visitors to VenusFort will be able to enjoy a fantastical world of light and shadow.

    • Schedule: Thu., November 2, 2017 – mid March 2018, 11:00–23:00
      (Varies by program)
    • Access: Linked directly from Yurikamome Aomi Station; 3-min. walk from Rinkai Line Tokyo Teleport Station
  • Shinjuku Terrace City presents Smile Terrace Illumination, where baby pink lights inspired by cherry blossoms express the unity and community spirit of Shinjuku, and envelop the station area in a hue of warmth.

    • Schedule: Wed., November 15, 2017 – Thu., February 22, 2018, 17:00–24:00
      * Light up time and period varies by facility
    • Venue: Facilities in Shinjuku Terrace City
    • Access: Short walk from Odakyu Line / other lines Shinjuku Station South Exit / West Exit
  • Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets that everybody loves. Like the previous year, Creative Director Kimi Hasegawa will once again oversee the entire project from planning to design, and create a space that will be fun to see and appear enticingly delicious. The illumination will feature a “glittering house of confections” about 6 meters in height that will be decorated with biscuits and so on, as well as a “sparking candy garden,” where colorful candies will float on a water surface, and live trees about 7 meters in height turned into “confectionary trees.” Furthermore, visitors will be able to have fun taking photos in spots that make it appear as if they are inside a glittering scoop of ice cream, etc.

    • Schedule: Thu., November 9, 2017 – Sun., February 18, 2018
      16:00–24:00 (Lighting at 17:15 on first day)
      *The lighting times differ depending on the location.
      * Times are subject to change
    • Access: Short walk from JR / Tokyo Metro / Toei Suidobashi Station / Korakuen Station
  • The grown-up district of Marunouchi features a million LED bulbs in its original shade of champagne gold, twinkling elegantly on the trees lining Naka-dori Street. This has developed into the most environmentally-friendly illumination, and it will feature an expanded area of “new eco illumination,” which reduces power usage per bulb by an additional 30% without any change to brightness or radiance.

    • Schedule: Thu., November 9, 2017 – Sun., February 18, 2018
      17:30–23:00 (scheduled)
      * To 17:00-24:00 in December (scheduled)
    • Access: Short walk from JR / Tokyo Metro Tokyo Station
  • A live momi fir 12 meters in height will be set up at Tokyo Tower, and the area will sparkle with an illumination consisting of about 60,000 bulbs focused on orange, the tower’s symbolic color. Visitors will be able to enjoy this illumination in conjunction with the light-up of Tokyo Tower. *The tree will feature 41,000 bulbs, and the entire area’s decorations will have 60,000 bulbs.

    • Schedule: Thu., November 2, 2017 – Wed., February 28, 2018, 16:00–23:00
      Set to feature lighting show combining sound and light
      “TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA” projection mapping
      Period: Wed., November 15, 2017 – Wed., January 31, 2018(scheduled)
    • Venue: Tokyo Tower main entrance
    • Access: 5-min. walk from Toei Akabanebashi Station
  • The streets of Roppongi Hills will be bathed in new colors: urban-type, refined glittering lights consisting of white and blue LED entitled “SNOW & BLUE,” and strong, warm lights consisting of amber LED entitled “CANDLE & AMBER.”

    • Schedule: Tue., November 7–Mon., December 25, 2017
      17:00-24:00 (times vary by illumination display)
    • Venue: Roppongi Keyakizaka-dori Street
    • Access: Linked directly from Tokyo Metro / Toei Roppongi Station
  • The entire area of Tokyo Midtown will be decorated with various lights themed on a “trip to outer space.” The main event will be “Starlight Garden 2017,” which will be set up in on an expansive lawn. There will also be special shows commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Midtown.

    • Schedule: Wed., November 15–Mon., December 25, 2017, 17:00-23:00
    • Access: Tokyo Metro / Toei Roppongi Station / Nogizaka Station
  • At Gyoko-dori Street, a flower garden will be created featuring multiple works of flower art that will combine flowers with light. One area will feature the blooming of flowers of light. Furthermore, “big flower boxes” of various colors will be set up in the area around Marunouchi. Thus, the streets will be decorated with photogenic flower art that visitors will want to take plenty of photos of.

    • Schedule: Sun., December 24 – Thu., December 28, 2017 (scheduled)
      Lighting time not set
      *Scheduled to be held starting on December 15 (Fri.) in some places
    • Venue: Tokyo Marunouchi area
    • Access: Short walk from JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi Exit
  • Based on the theme of “a town illuminated by glittering stars,” TOKYO SKYTREESM will be lit with special candle-like lights that will make it look like the world’s tallest Christmas tree. The town at the base of the tower will be colored with a candle-colored illumination consisting of about 520,000 bulbs that have a warm glow. There will also be a “light garden,” where star and heart-shaped light displays will be set up in flowerbeds surrounding a 6.34-meter tall Christmas tree made of flowers. Furthermore, projection mapping will start here on December 1 (Fri.).

    • Schedule: Thu., November 9 – Mon., December 25, 2017
      * Projection mapping from Fri., December 1
    • Access: Short walk from TOBU SKYTREE Line TOKYO SKYTREE Station / various lines Oshiage (SKYTREE) Station
  • The year-round illumination at DECKS Tokyo Beach will be combined with a limited-time illumination themed on the world of Pingu, a penguin character loved around the world. There will also be a limited-time “tree and shrub illumination” with a total length of about 200 meters that will gently color the area with the glow from approximately 220,000 bulbs.

    • Schedule: Thu., November 16 – Mon., December 25, 2017, 17:00–24:00
    • Venue: Odaiba Marine Park Decks Tokyo Beach 3F Seaside Deck
    • Access: 2-min. walk from Yurikamome Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station
  • Yomiuriland will sparkle with this jewel-colored illumination consisting of 5.5 million bulbs designed by Motoko Ishii, a lighting designer who is active worldwide. This year will feature a new section called the “sweets area” that will be decorated with a new shade called “sweets jewelry color.” The popular water fountain show is upgraded for an even more powerful presentation. A number of attractions are open exclusively at night.

    • Schedule: Thu., October 12, 2017 – Sun., February 18, 2018, 16:00–20:30
      (Sat.–Mon., December 16–25 to 21:00)
    • Venue: Yomiuriland
    • Access: From Keio Line Keio-Yomiuriland Station, Gondola Sky Shuttle (5–10 min.) or Odakyu Bus (5 min.)
  • Showa Kinen Park’s annual themed illumination display features a tree made with 15,000 shimmering champagne glasses. From December 23 to 25, fireworks tint the night sky in Christmas colors.

    • Schedule: Sat.–Mon., December 2–25, 2017, 17:00–21:00
    • Venue: Showa Kinen Park
    • Access: 15-min. walk from JR Tachikawa Station Tachikawa Exit; 13-min. walk from Tama Monorail Tachikawa-Kita Station Tachikawa Exit
  • This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be themed on the world of the Disney film Beauty and the Beast. The atmosphere of the Belle and the Beast dancing scene will be romantically depicted with “Belle yellow” towers of light set against a base tone of blue. Furthermore, illumination shows featuring songs from the Beauty and the Beast film synced with lights will further add to the excitement.

    • Schedule: Thu., November 16, 2017 – Wed., February 14, 2018 (scheduled)
      * Excluding January 1–2
      17:00–23:00 (November 16, 2017–December 31, 2017 (scheduled))
      18:00–23:00 (January 3, 2018–February 14, 2018 (scheduled))
    • Venue: Caretta Shiodome B2F Caretta Plaza
    • Access: 1–2 min. walk from Toei Oedo Line / Yurikamome Shiodome Station; 3–5 min. walk from Toei Asakusa Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / JR Yamanote Line Shimbashi Station
  • Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture with illumination, and in some places look like scenes from the Edo period. The cherry trees at the intersections along Sakura-dori Street will be made into “gates of light” by decorating their long, overlapping branches hanging over the streets with LED. These interconnected “gates of light,” which will be created with approximately 150,000 champagne-gold LED bulbs, will bathe the entire town in a gorgeous, elegant light.

    • Schedule: Wed., November 29, 2017 – Wed., February 14, 2018, 16:30–23:30
    • Venue: Sakura-dori Street, Yaesu Naka-dori Street
    • Access: 1-min. walk from JR Tokyo Station Yaesu North Exit; 1-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tozai Line Nihombashi Station
  • The grand illumination event represents the first in Tokyo to achieve 100% local production and consumption of energy. Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square and the cherry tree-lined streets along the Megurogawa River will be decorated with pale pink LED lighting to express Fuyu-no-Sakura® (Cherry Blossoms in Winter). All electricity is recycled from used edible oil collected from neighboring households and restaurants.

    • Schedule: Fri., November 10, 2017 – Mon., January 8, 2018, 17:00–22:00
    • Venue: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square (2-9 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), streets along the Megurogawa River
    • Access: 6-min. walk from JR Osaki Station / Gotanda Station (to Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square)
  • The trees in front of Takenotsuka Station on the Tobu SKYTREE Line will be decorated in champagne gold! The line of zelkova trees that will be decorated, which stretches from Takenotsuka Station to the main venue Motofuchie Park, is one of the longest of its kind in Tokyo. At the main venue, there is a line of eight naturally-growing trees over 20 meters in height that will be decorated in lights, and lighting shows will take place making use of beam lights. The decorations will include new works of art, such a large horse-drawn carriage.

    • Schedule: Sat., December 2 – Mon., December 25, 2017
      Motofuchie Park venue: 17:00 to 21:00
      Takenotsuka Station area and roadside trees: 17:00 to 22:00
      *The light-up of roadside trees will be through January 10 (Wed.), 2018.
    • Venue: Takenotsuka Station area : Trees along the road from Takenotsuka Station to Motofuchie Park
    • Access: 20-min. walk from Tobu Skytree Line Takenotsuka Station (for Motofuchie Park)
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