Lights and illuminations in Japan during the Christmas period have become a huge national event. Each year these spectacular displays become more extravagant and impressive .
They usually take place in November and December , but some start in early October and some continue through February. Here you will find a guide with some of the best lighting you can see in Japan this winter.
If you want to see and enjoy the many festivals of light and Christmas lights throughout Japan, you can use your JR Pass to fast travel by train through the country’s major cities.
The entire neighborhood lights up during the winter season
Nakadori street is the starting point of the Latest Mailing Database exhibitions. Marunouchi Christmas lights have become quite a phenomenon,
Access: Near Tokyo Station (Marunouchi Exit)
Christmas lights in Shinjuku
Shinjuku’s Southern Terrace Winter Illumination, Tokyo
This impressive event has different types of illuminations, as well as Christmas trees. The main place to enjoy this light show in Shinjuku is the Shinjuku Southern Terrace . The lights are on, normally, until Valentine’s Day.
Access: Near Shimbashi Station
Country Farm Tokyo German Village
Country Farm Tokyo German Village winter illuminations
The country-themed park creates an enchanting fairytale world featuring 3 million LED lights. The 70 meter long tunnel of lights is magnificent.
Access: 15-minute walk from the Sodegaura bus station
Price: adult: 520 yen and child: 260 yen
Christmas lights at Tokyo Dome City
Tokyo Dome winter illumination
Incredible winter lighting features over 2 million LED lights and a Hansel and Gretel
Access: Near Suidōbashi Station
Christmas lights in central Tokyo
Tokyo Starlight Garden winter illumination
Tokyo Starlight Garden Winter UK Email Database Illumination – Photo by Kakidai under ( CC BY-SA 4.0 )
There are several light displays, such as the popular Starlight Garden . In its larger area it has a number of facilities including restaurants, cafes, museums and shops.
Access: Near Roppongi Station
Christmas lights in Osaka
Midosuji Winter Illumination, Osaka
The marvelous light show stretches for 3 kilometers, along Midosuji Street. It is one of the longest illuminated streets in the world.