Dec 15th
Dec 25th
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Lake Haruna Illumination Festa

Illumination with laser light show and fireworks

Venue: Lake Haruna When: Dec 15th - Dec 25th 2023
Notice: While this event is confirmed, outdoor events can be subject to sudden cancellation or postponement due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Our listings are only updated periodically, so please check the official site closer to any event if you wish to attend.

Mount Haruna is one of Gunma's most famous mountains. On top of the mountain lies Lake Haruna. The lake is picturesque and draws tourists all year round. However, during the month of December, the annual illumination event at Lake Haruna attracts thousands. Visitors come not just for the lights, but a whole festival that comes with this popular event. Highlights of this illumination include a laser light show and periodic fireworks.

For the 2023 event, fireworks displays will happen on December 15th (Friday), 19th (Tuesday), 22nd (Friday), and 25th (Monday).

Getting there

By public transport: A bus goes from the West exit of JR Takasaki Station to the mountain. It takes about an hour. Alight at the Haruna-jinja (Haruna shrine) bus stop.

By car: The nearest expressway interchange is the Shibukawa Ikaho interchange.

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Elena Lisina 3 years ago
I'd like to visit Takasaki area, but better in summer! ;)
Elena Lisina 3 years ago
Yes, I thought of that - painting Daruma! Still hope...

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