Held every year from mid-November to the beginning of January, this is one of Hiroshima city's favorite winter events. Lights are turned on from 17:30~22:30 every night along Hiroshima's main Heiwa-odori (Peace Boulevard). Thousands of people wander along the main road, walking through lit-up tunnels and under colorful lights. There are many different themes like a castle, train, and boat; you can even see the special lights of street-cars going by full of partyers.
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I've been living in Hiroshima since the mid 90's & still discovering new things to enjoy. I'm a big fan of both the old "wabi sabi" as well as modern and new designs, Japan offers both of these type of places to explore and enjoy. Even after many years here, I am still discovering surprising, fantastic and wacky things about this strange and wonderful land. I hope you enjoy your adventures around Japan- feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about traveling with kids, vegetarian dining or anything specific to Hiroshima.