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From the 2018 event (Photo: Kim B)
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Apallusion

A large scale illumination event in Niigata Prefecture

Venue: APA Resort Myoko When: Early Jul - Mid Nov 2023

There's something magic about twinkling lights set against the night sky, and Japan has a host of fantastic illumination events that draw in crowds from far and wide. In Niigata Prefecture, the prime illumination event is the APA Resorts Apallusion, which takes on a different theme each year.

Alongside the incredible number of LED lights (the event has been recognized in the Guinness Book of Records!), there are sections with 3D projection mapping, adding to the dreamy and whimsical feel.

At the 2019 event, international visitors who present their passports will receive free admission, so if you're in that category be sure to bring it along with you. Regular adult admission for those without a foreign passport is 1500 yen.

Getting there

The APA Resort in Myoko is located approximately a twenty minute taxi ride from Myoko Kogen Station.

Alternatively, for those driving to the venue, take the Myoko Kogen Interchange exit from the Joshin-Etsu Expressway. From the exit, the APA Resort is approximately twenty minutes away.

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Elena Lisina 3 years ago
Amazing illumination! Dream of watching it some day!
Kim Author 3 years ago
Last year's was incredible so I can only imagine how amazing this year will be!
Sleiman Azizi 3 years ago
Wow, that looks stunning.
Sleiman Azizi 3 years ago
Ah, yes, you wouldn't want it to be too cold.