10 Christmas Lights Installations In Tokyo To Brighten Up Your Holidays!

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14 Mar 2020
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Tokyo Winter Illuminations

Tokyo transforms into a brilliant display of winter illuminations every year, an impressive light up that no other country has managed to outshine. This Winter, catch the glitz and glamour Tokyo has to offer in these 10 top spots, perfect for your Christmas #ootd or your late-night sightseeing adventures this winter season.

Tokyo Must-haves

With so many winter illuminations to indulge in, here are a few essentials to prepare you for your trip!

1. Caretta Shiodome Winter Illumination

 
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Photo credits: @nocchi_24 on Instagram
Like a moth drawn to a flame, the Caretta Shiodome Winter Illumination allures half a million Disney fans and Christmas enthusiasts every year to a night decked with starry lights and Christmas vibes all around.
If you’re jetting off to Tokyo in time for the winter season, hesitate no further. This year’s winter rendition will feature 250,000 LED lights and a full-on transformation into the movie set of Aladdin!
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Photo credits: @ebiebidisney on Instagram
Hidden in nooks and crannies, check out plenty of Arabian Nights inspired decor like the Magic Lamp and of course gold all around. Stroll along to famous tunes such as ‘A Whole New World’ and sing along with your loved ones! Not to worry, latecomers missing the red and white season are in luck. The show will last till Valentine’s day, another reason to visit for a bae-cation.
Dates: 14th November 2019 to 14th February 2020 (Closed on 1st & 2nd January 2020)
Admission Fee: Free
Address: 1 Chome-8-2 Higashishinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-7090, Japan
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm
Nearby Stations: Shiodome Station or Shimbashi Station

2. Sagamiko Illumillion

 
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Photo credits: japantoday.com
Gather your cameras and capture wide-eyed what could be the most lit night ever.
This year, the Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest spares no effort with 6 million LED lights – known to be the largest illuminated display in the entirety of the Kanto region.
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Photo credits: japantoday.com
The illumination has stirred quite the fanfare too! Their theme park rides are draped in glimmers – Ferris Wheel, bumper cars, ski lift, and many more rides you can’t tear your eyes away from. This is definitely not just a feast for the eyes, but a flashy theme park 2.0 to have fun at.
#Klooktip: Accentuate your itinerary along with a visit to Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi and many more bucket list-worthy attractions on a day trip from Tokyo! This includes the Sagamiko Illumillion, the perfect finish to brightening your trip to Japan.
Dates: 2 November 2019 to 5 April 2020
Admission Fee: JPY1,000 (Adults) and JPY700 (Children)
Address: 1634, Wakayanagi, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 252-0175
Opening Hours: 4 pm to 9 pm
Nearby Station: Sagamiko Station

3. Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas

Photo credits: roppongihills.com
Come Christmas, Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas colors the city in festive hues along the busy streets of Keyakizaka. Zelkova trees, a type of ornamental Japanese trees, are flanked on either side of the roads, tangled with a sea of 700,000 LED lights.
Families, OTPs, and #squadgoals cliques can look forward to huddling in the cold with their loved ones. In the spirit of Christmas, it’s a heartwarming scene as everyone comes together to appreciate the Christmas lights – and the grandeur of Tokyo Tower in the distance.
Dates: 7th November 2019 to 25th December 2019
Admission Fee: Free
Address: 6 Chome-10-1 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-6108, Japan
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 11 pm
Nearby Station: Roppongi Station

4. Meguro River Minna Illumination 2019

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Photo credits: minna-no-illumi.com
Just when you thought this year’s cherry blossom has long passed, Megurogawa Minna no Illumination turns the popular sightseeing spot into a shocking galore of dainty pink. Now you can chase cherry blossoms even in the wintry season!
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Photo credits: minna-no-illumi.com
Adding an eco-friendly touch, you’ll be psyched to hear that the event relies on 100% self-generated electricity from recycling waste edible oil into reusable energy. The 1.1 kilometers stretch of rose-LEDs sparkle against the riverbed, creating an extra glitzy showcase after dusk has fallen.
Dates: 8 November 2019 to 5 January 2020
Admission Fee: Free
Address: 2 Chome-9-11 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 141-0022
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm
Nearby Stations: Gotanda Station or Osakihirokoji Station

5. Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination

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Photo credits: tokyo-dome.co.jp
Tokyo Dome City has its unique way of kickstarting Christmas with a blast- and what better way to embrace the festival than with a showcase of all things Japanese?
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Photo credits: tokyo-dome.co.jp
The 2019 – 2020 reveal retains the previous year’s theme “Wa’, also known as Japanese aesthetics, and mock exhibits of famous Japanese hallmarks. Included in the line-up are Mount Fuji, a 6-meter tall origami tree of sakura and more. So if you’ve missed out on the majestic scenes of sightings in real life, the winter illumination here is your back-up plan.
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Photo credits: tokyo-dome.co.jp
The seasonal spectacle will also feature a luxurious walkway in champagne gold, a natural filter for all Instagrammers and avid photographers to revamp their feed. With plenty of photo-op opportunities, make sure to nail your best poses and work your best angles!
#Klooktip: Spend the day maxing out your theme park experience at Tokyo Dome City in the day! Exclusively on Klook, snag your admission tickets at HALF PRICE!
Dates: 13 November 2019 to 26 February 2020
Admission Fee: RM204 (Original price: RM227)
Address: 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 112-0004, Japan
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 12 am
Nearby Stations: Suidobashi Station or Korakuen Station

6. Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

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Photo credits: www.yomiuriland.com
Past 4 pm, Yomiuri Land Jewellumination transforms into a sea of neon lights, lighting every inch of the theme park with its vibrancy. Get ready to fuel your adrenaline and wanderlust for Christmas all in one spot!
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Photo credits: www.yomiuriland.com
To break it down, there are 40 ‘stories’ of Jewellumination within the theme park – and the Fountain Show: Light Blends with Water (loosely translated from Japanese) is one tale you absolutely cannot miss.
The water show follows a Greek battle between Poseidon and his nemesis. Fire up your senses with thunderous showdowns and a brilliant interplay of lights and colours.
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Photo credits: www.yomiuriland.com
And of course, what’s a theme park without gut-wrenching rides?
With more than 44 attractions and some sporting gravity-defying swings and 360-degree turbulent overturns, the view from above is extra fancy with the winter illumination. Couples can head to the ice rinks for a romantic waltz while families can soak in the many illuminated attractions to their hearts’ content.
Dates: 2 October 2019 to 6 May 2020
Admission Fee: RM69 (Original Price: RM96)
Address: 4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi, Tokyo 206-8725, Japan
Opening Hours: 4 pm to 8.30 pm (Night Illumination)
Nearby Stations: Shinjuku Station or Keio-Yomiuriland Station

7. Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination

Photo credits: Dick Thomas Johnson on Flickr
Easily accessible from Shinjuku Station, the 14th illuminated installation at Shinjuku Terrace Sky Installation celebrates this Christmas season with the theme “Be Connected”. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces will light up with 5 colors, representing Shinjuku’s diverse community.
Photo credits: Dick Thomas Johnson on Flickr
Not just a treat for the eyes, empty your wallets and set your shopaholic zest free! Shinjuku Terrace City boasts an impressive array of luxury brands and departmental stores to sate your cravings for retail therapy. Featuring Mosaic Street, Odakyu ACE, and other Japanese labels, the twinkly storefronts have never been more welcoming.
Dates: 12th November 2019 to 16th February 2020
Admission Fee: Free
Address: Japan, 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 1 Chome−17−1 4 Odakyu Shinjuku Station
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 11 pm
Nearby Station: Shinjuku Station

8. Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination

  
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Photo credits: gardenplace.jp
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Photo credits: gardenplace.jp
The Baccarat Chandelier is the real showstopper amidst the buzz this winter. Pieced delicately together with a whopping 8,472 crystal pieces and 250 lights, the extravagant gem sears in the dark even from a distance away. The all-gold illumination will bless patrons a luxurious sighting for free!
#Klooktip: The Baccarat Chandelier will only be displayed till 13th January 2020 so catch em’ before then!
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Photo credits: gardenplace.jp
Stealing the limelight, Yebisu Garden Place’s Christmas tree isn’t just a plain jane this year. Aside from the typical Christmas decor, 100,000 lights will make up the soul of this Christmas tree. Plenty of pop-up booths have been littered around the sparkly ornament so be sure to grab a frosty pint at the Yebisu Beer Hall and bask in the festive feels.
Dates: 2 November 2019 to 24 February 2020
Admission Fee: Free
Address: Japan, 〒150-6018 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Ebisu, 4 Chome−20, ガーデンプレイス
Opening Hours: 4 pm to 12 am
Nearby Stations: Ebisu Station, Meguro Station or Shirokanedai Station

9. Ao no Doukutsu Shibuya Christmas Illumination

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Photo credits: aodo.jp on Facebook
Hard to miss, the local’s favourite returns for another Christmas comeback this winter at Yoyogi Park. Expect a dazzling flood of blue, with aesthetics clearly in the name of the game. Ao no Doukutsu Shibuya Christmas Illumination will also dish out sparkling wine and hot lemonade in a startling shade of blue to sync up with the colour scheme.
If you’ve been out of luck lately, head to the Fortune Bells where you’ll find your chance at wealth, knowledge and love. Much like a game of trial, pull any of the 3 strings to uncover your blessings this Christmas!
Dates: 29 November to 31 December 2019
Admission Fee: Free
Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm
Nearby Stations: Shibuya Station, JR Harajuku Station, Meiji Jingu-mae Station, or Yoyogi Park Station

10. Marunouchi Illumination

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Photo credits: Dick Thomas Johnson on Flickr
Marunouchi Illumination will be enveloped into an elegant shimmer of champagne gold, bringing life to the Marunouchi Naka-Dori streets. The extravaganza extends to a sheer 1.2 kilometers long, dotted with 1 million lighted balls.
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Photo credits: othree on Flickr
Just like the Megurogawa Minna no Illumination, the 2019 Christmas light-up is also eco-friendly, with consumption of power reduced by 65%. Star Wars fans can also hop over to Marunouchi for a shopping binge with exclusive Star Wars merchandise.
Dates: 7 November 2019 to 16 February 2020
Admission Fee: Free
Address: 1-3 Marunouchi, 1 Yuraku-cho Chiyoda-ku
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 11 pm (5 pm to 12 am in December)
Nearby Stations: Tokyo Station, Ōtemachi Station or Yurakucho Station

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