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Marunouchi Winter Illuminations

Lighting up Tokyo in style

By Steve Morton    - 2 min read
Venue: Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan When: Mid Nov - Mid Feb 2022
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Several years ago when Japan first started holding its annual winter illuminations, I was wondering how long the novelty factor would last since this is the country where many trends seem to come and go in the blink of an eye.

Fortunately, the population’s appetite for this winter spectacle certainly hasn’t dwindled. In fact, many people would argue that Tokyo’s winter illuminations (if not every city in Japan), has grown into something of an annual competition with each place now trying desperately to outdo its nearest neighbor with ever bigger and brighter displays. Despite this growing trend however, Marunouchi still manages to retain much of its original charm.

Now entering its 16th year, Tokyo’s Marunouchi’s illuminations have become one of the city’s star winter attractions and continue to hold their own against many of the bigger and newer competitors. Situated along the vast avenues of Naka-dori, Marunouchi’s Champaign colored lights contrast perfectly with the area's cobblestone streets and impressive sculptures. These colorful sights cannot help but to provide a warm boost and uplifting vibe to the long and cold wintery nights

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Yokohama based content creator, editor, and researcher. Steven likes, eating, reading and traveling on a streamlined budget guaranteed to make any self-respecting local gulp. When not too busy with work assignments, Steven attempts to not get lost while following Japanese tourist maps.Follow me on Wordpress or Instagram... and let's connect!

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