Winter Holidays 2016

Featured Events, Tours & Illuminations

#illumination2016 Photo/Video Contest

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Contest ends Tuesday, Jan. 31.

2016-17 Japan Winter Illuminations

Light up your holiday season by visiting one of Japan's impressive winter illuminations. Here are some of our favorites displays from around Japan.


Keyakizaka Illumination

Keyakizaka Illumination

Mid Nov - Late Dec

Beautiful blue lights at one of the major Christmas illumination spots in Tokyo, Roppongi Hills.

Tokyo 7 Free
Christmas Illumination in Harajuku

Christmas Illumination in Harajuku

Nov 14th - Jan 31st

Beautiful Christmas Illumination at Tokyu Plaza's Harajuku Omotesando rooftop: Christmas Preparations at Tokyo’s Fashion h..

Tokyo 3 Free

Illuminations around Japan

Sagami-ko Illumillion Adventure

Sagami-ko Illumillion Adventure

Nov 14th - Apr 4th

The Sagamiko Illumillion is located near Sagami Lake and houses around three million lights, but the fun does not end there. By..

Kanagawa 4 ¥1,800
Jewellumination at Yomiuri Land

Jewellumination at Yomiuri Land

Oct 22nd - May 6th

Jewellumination at Yomiuri Land is one of the most popular illumination and romantic date events in Tokyo, with easy access, great..

Kanagawa 3 Free
Sendai's Pageant of Starlight

Sendai's Pageant of Starlight

Early Nov - Late Mar

The Sendai Pageant of Starlight is one of Japan's biggest winter illumination displays. Each year from early December thro..

Miyagi 6 Free
Winter Fantasy in Mannou Park

Winter Fantasy in Mannou Park

Late Nov - Early Jan

Winter fantasy in Sanuki Mannou Park is one of the largest scale illuminations in the Shikoku area

Kagawa 5 ¥410
Blue Lights Symphony 10

Blue Lights Symphony

Febry Fawzi

The Christmas euphoria doesn't stop on December 25th. You can continue to experience this illumination event in Keyaki Hiroba,..

Saitama 7
Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination

Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination

Nov 17th - Feb 7th

The number one award winning illumination display in Japan found at Ashikaga Flower Park near Tokyo.

Tochigi 5 ¥1,000