One evening at the beginning of December my friend and I headed for Tokyo Midtown to see the Christmas illuminations there. Walking along chilly streets with trees were festooned with lights, we arrived at a park were thousands of blue LEDs had been laid on the ground to create a sea of light called the Starlight Garden. 280,000 digitally controlled LEDs have been set up to deliver a light show lasting about five minutes, complete with music. It was beautiful, inspiring and romantic!
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for one year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for nine years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014. I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.