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
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!
Dates: 10/16, 2015 – 2/14, 2016
3. Marunouchi Illumination
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
Dates: 11/3, 2015 – 2/29, 2016
5. Winter Vista Illumination (Showa Memorial Park)
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!
Dates: 12/24, 2015 – 12/27, 2015
7. Tokyo Skytree Dream Christmas
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