Four Must-See Winter Illuminations in the Kanto Region This Holiday Season

04.November.2021 | FEATURES / SPOT / Uncategorized

Even though it feels like 2021 just started, winter is already approaching! Though the weather is turning cold and the leaves are falling from the trees, there are plenty of colorful events taking place throughout the Kanto region sure to warm your body and soul. Holiday lights can transform even the darkest and most frigid evenings into magical memories. Here at Moshi Moshi Nippon, we’ve compiled the four best winter illumination locations for 2021, perfect for dates, family outings, or even solo reflection!

 

[Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture] 20th Anniversary Garden of Light ~Flower Fantasy 2021~

In October 2017, Ashikaga Flower Park was recognized as having one of the three best illumination events in Japan, along with the Sapporo White Illumination in Hokkaido and the Huis Ten Bosch Kingdom of Lights in Nagasaki. It has also ranked number one in the Night View Convention and Visitors Bureau Illumination Awards for five consecutive years from 2016 until 2020. Be sure to visit the popular and newly-renovated Flower Castle!

 

Location: Ashikaga Flower Park

Running: Until February 14, 2022

Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/515578

 

 

[Shinagawa, Tokyo] Tokyo Mega Illumination 2021-2022 x NAKED

Tokyo’s Oi Racecourse will be decorated with over eight million lights until April 2022! The location is complete with a water fountain show and a 100-meter tunnel bathed in light, while creative production company NAKED has teamed up with the event to offer AR illuminations guests can only experience here!

 

Location: Oi Racecourse

Running: Until April 10, 2022

Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/512032

 

 

[Inagi, Tokyo] Yomiuriland Jewellumination The Light of Hope! ~A Diverse Symphony of Color~

Yomiuriland’s newest illuminations were produced by Ishii Motoko, and the park is home to the world’s first light display to use LED lights made to glitter like jewels. These lights have a low environmental impact, and are perfectly suited for the event’s theme of “Hope.” 

 

Location: Yomiuriland

Running: Until April 3, 2022

Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/503875

 

 

[Hibiya, Tokyo] HIBIYA Magic Time Illumination 2021

 

Locations throughout Hibiya in Tokyo will be transformed into magical Christmas scenes, with trees lit up in a gradient of colors. This year’s lights were designed to be sustainable, with the LED lights used utilizing 40% less power compared to regular bulbs.

 

Location: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, Hibiya Nakadoori, Hibiya Chanter locations

Running: Until February 14, 2022

Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/508516

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