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7 Best Christmas Light Displays in Tokyo +1 Bonus

Every winter season, the entire city of Tokyo is vividly illuminated with beautiful lights. Since Christmas tends to be a holiday celebrated more so by couples in Japan, as 12/24-25 approaches you are able to witness the city of Tokyo steadily turn into something magical. Today we will be introducing a total of eight spots, but our top two recommendations would be the world’s greatest Christmas tree, and our bonus spot for you today.


1. Omotesando Illumination

Omotesando’s illuminated line of zelkova trees. This has become an established winter tradition in Tokyo. Related: 4 Spots in Tokyo to See the Best Fall Colors

Information: Map
Dates: 12/1, 2015 – 12/25, 2015


2. Yomiuriland Jewellumination

The total number of bulbs used this year is an astonishing four million! You do not want to miss out on the water fountain show. In addition, Yomiuriland (amusement park) is also quite lit-up inside, so it would be a great opportunity to throw in some fun while you are at it!

Information: Map
Dates: 10/16, 2015 – 2/14, 2016


3. Marunouchi Illumination

The 1.2km stretch from Yūrakuchō to Ōtemachi is decorated with a Disney theme, using one million bulbs. The Marunouchi color, champagne-gold, compliments these charming streets.   

Information: Map
Dates: 11/12, 2015 – 2/14, 2016


4. Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy

Then there is the classic, Tokyo Tower. The tower, glowing in its original orange color, is dynamite. Related: One Piece in Tokyo Tower, symbolizes Japan’s capital

Information: Map
Dates: 11/3, 2015 – 2/29, 2016


5. Winter Vista Illumination (Showa Memorial Park)

The highlight is definitely the champagne tower, which uses 15,000 glasses.

Information: Map
Dates: 12/5, 2015 – 12/27, 2015


6. Tokyo Michiterasu

The insides of the Tokyo and Marunouchi Station buildings are specially lit up for the holiday season, and are transformed into a fairytale castle. Related: Walking around Tokyo Station, Next Time It Will Be This Place!

Information: Map
Dates: 12/24, 2015 – 12/27, 2015


7. Tokyo Skytree Dream Christmas

The Tokyo Sky Tree is considered the world’s tallest Christmas tree. We absolutely recommend visiting it.

Information: Map
Dates: 11/11, 2015 – 12/25, 2015


Additionally, while it is not in Tokyo, there is one more location worth visiting: Visit the Most Mystical Flower Park in Japan! – Ashikaga Flower Park

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