Illumination events become one of the main attractions in Japan during winter. The sparkling lights decorate the dark sky that comes earlier than other seasons. However, you will get an unusual illumination display in Nabana No Sato Flower Park, Mie Prefecture. The illumination event appears not only in winter but also in spring!
Nabana No Sato hosts the illumination event longer than other similar events in Japan. It starts from the mid of October to early May. In winter, the LED lights will be decorated in the 'dry' trees, however, in spring, these lights collaborate with the flowers that bloom in spring. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the carpet of flowers and during the night, you can see a sea of more than 8 million LED lights. Some light up events are also held in the same park for the flower blossoms, such as plum (ume) in February, sakura at the end of March to early April, and tulip in April to early May.
Entrance tickets for Nabana No Sato Spring Illumination is 2,300 yen, and it includes a 1,000 yen voucher for food or souvenirs in the venue. For Muslim tourists, you can use this voucher for halal kebab meal served by Mega Kebab food truck in the food court area.
Nabana No Sato can be reached in 50 minutes by using the JR or Kintetsu Line from Tsu Station, or in 30 minutes from Nagoya Station. From Nagashima Station, there is a shuttle bus for the illumination event for 220 yen per person. Taxi service is also available for 970 yen for one way from Nagashima Station.