Pink colored illuminations will be installed this year at “Fuyu no Sakura®” beside Meguro River

26.October.2017 | SPOT

An illumination event “Megurogawa Minna no Illumination 2017”which realized “100% local production for local consumption” of energy utilizing discarded oil collected from areas nearby will be held from the 10th of November (Fri.) to the 8th of January 2018 (Mon./holiday).

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“Minna no Illumination” which is created by the combination of “people/companies/local areas” is the only illumination event in Tokyo held by a citizen group. Bonds in the local community are strengthened since the event nurtures love and pride in the city which will be reborn.

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The winter cherry blossom (Fuyu no Sakura®) will bloom by using more than 420 thousand pink LEDs. The length of the illumination road beside Meguro River is 2.2km which is the longest illumination road inside the Yamanote Line and the illumination will surely light up the surface of the river beautifully.

 

In addition, “Garden Igloo” will be installed during the period as a viewing spot of Fuyu no Sakura®. Three Garden Igloos will be installed so that visitors can enjoy viewing the illumination without feeling the cold. Many people regardless of age or sex will gather at the photogenic spots (igloos).

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Why not enjoy the illumination event at Meguro River?

 

 

◼︎Information

Megurogawa Minna no Illumination 2017

Venue: Shinagawa Kuritsu Gotanda Fureai Mizube Hiroba

Date: 2017,11,10 (Fri.) to 2018,01,08 (Mon. – holiday)

 

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    Address: 1042 Yunishigawa, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

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    Candle Lighting: 5:30pm-9:00pm

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    Closed: Wednesdays & Thursdays

    TEL: 0288-22-1525

    Website: https://www.tochigiji.or.jp/event/1064/

     

    Okunikko Yumoto Onsen Snow Festival 2019

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    Address: Yumoto, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

    Running: February 2, 2019 – February 10, 2019

    Illumination Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm

    TEL: 0288-62-2570

    Website: http://www.nikkoyumoto.com/

     

    Tochigi Prefecture is easily accessible from Tokyo, so if you’re in Japan then take advantage of this season to go and see some enchanting nighttime scenery.

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