Attracted by the World View...! 8 Popular Japanese Illumination Spots

Christmas illuminations are various all over the country. Let me introduce the popular illuminations in Japan. Why not visit there in Christmas season to enjoy the impressing view of the world.


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1. Tokyo Mid Town [Tokyo]



Inside and around the building of the Tokyo Midtown and the vast lawn is lit up, decorating the whole town. About 500,000 pieces of light are used to create the fantasy world. It is the famous illumination spot which can be enjoyed by adults, and ideal for dating. Why not experience the stylish Christmas illumination of the city center?

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Address: 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

2. Keyakizaka Illumination [Tokyo]

Every year a lot of people come to see the Christmas illumination of Keyakizaka in Roppongi to enjoy its world view. Last year, there were decorations of white and blue illumination and warm-color illumination, so people could enjoy the world view with different atmospheres. You can enjoy the light attraction in connection with your smart phone. It is the cosmopolitan and sophisticated Christmas illumination for adults.

Address: Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

3. Yomiuri Land: Jewelluimnation  [Tokyo]

Yomiuri Land is famous for its exciting attractions. 4 million lights illuminate the whole land like jewelries. Seen from outside, its lit up view looks beautiful. You can experience the flamboyant and beautiful world view, and you will feel as if you are in another world. You can enjoy a memorable Christmas illumination while enjoying attractions with your family or partner. 

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Address: 4015-1, Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo (Google Map)

4. Ashikaga Flower Park [Tochigi]


In 2014, Ashikaga Flower Park ranked 1st in the illuminations in Japan selected by a night view appreciator. It is also one of the Kanto area's three major illuminations. 3 million lights are decorated in 94,000 square meters of large site. It is an artistic Christmas illumination with themes of light rose garden, the Earth, and hometown. It is a popular illumination spot recommended for families.

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Address: 607 Hasama-cho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)

5. National Alps Azumi Field Park [Nagano]


National Alps Azumi Field Park is located at the foot of the Northern Alps. Colorful and vivid illuminations are reflected on the surface of the water, creating a fantastic world. There is a wonderful heart-shape illumination which is perfect for a Christmas dating. There are fireworks during the illumination period, allowing you to experience a wonderful space on the ground and in the night sky.

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Address: 4-4 Horigane-Karasugawa, Azumino, Nagano  (Google Map)

6. Midosuji Illumination [Osaka]

Midosuji Illumination is the representative of illminations in Osaka, which was certified in the world record. In the whole Midosuji whose full-length is 4km, with the theme of coloring four seasons. The illumination in 4 season colors (spring, summer, autumn, winter) produces a fantastic view of the world. In addition, each place is decorated with tree-shape illumination and stardust-shape illumination. If you go to Osaka in Christmas season, please enjoy walking Midosuji street.

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Address: 1, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)

7. Tokiwa Park [Yamaguchi]


The illumination of Tokiwa Park are made by contests, which is rarely seen in other areas of Japan, and a lot of people come to see it every year. There are handmade masterpieces decorated elaborately by various people, which is beautiful and overwhelming. Trees and objects are brightly decorated, and the scenery from the Ferris wheel is superb. It is a beautiful and impressive illumination spot you want to go during Christmas season.

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Address: 3-4-1, Norisada, Ube-shi, Yamaguchi (Google Map)

8. Huis Ten Bosch [Nagasaki]


Many people come to Huis Ten Bosch to see its Christmas illumination every year. Last year, a vivid illumination was made with 13 million lights, which is the world's largest scale made. The light waterfall flowing from the height of 66 meter is overwhelming, as if it were a genuine one. No other place in Japan has such a large a scale of illumination, such as decoration which gives off light with the music, light and parade, and light palace, except for Huis Ten Bosch. This Christmas illumination makes you move every time you see.

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Address:  1-1, Huis Ten Bosch cho, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki (Google Map)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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