Early Dec
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Odate Shining Street

An avenue of illuminated trees

Venue: Odate Municipal General Hospital When: Early Dec 2023 - Mid Jan 2024

The 14th annual Odate Shining Street will start on Saturday December 5th and run until Monday January 11th. Normally, they have a switch on event on the first night. However, this year on account of the coronavirus there will be no additional events on the first night.

The illumination in the Odate area is turned on daily at 4.30 pm during the light up period. It stays on until 1 am, which is later than most other night illumination. Moreover, they leave the illumination on until sunrise on New Year's Day.

The area is an avenue of trees from the Akita University of Nursing and Welfare to Odate Municipal General Hospital. The 800 meter avenue has 82 trees, all of which are decorated in beautiful white lights.

Getting there

Access from JR Odate Station on the Ou main line and the Hanawa line. By car, the street is near national route 7. There is no official car park for this event.

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