Winter Illuminations Spots in Tokyo 2017

Christmas and New Year’s is coming! Have you decided how to spend your break in Tokyo? In recent years, winter illumination shows and displays have become must-see attractions to visit during this season in Tokyo. WAttention brings you 6 illumination spots in Tokyo that will leave you in awe.

2017 List of Illuminations:

1. Caretta Illumination – True Love Story
2. Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017
3.Tokyo Midtown Christmas illumination
4.Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination
5.Yebisu Garden Place Christmas Illumination
6.Omotesando Illumination

1. Caretta Illumination – True Love Story

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In order to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Caretta Shiodome shopping complex prepared a special illumination show this 2017. The theme is “Beauty and the Beast”, which was decided through a vote on Twitter. The site is decorated with 250 thousand LED lights and features a special show going on three times per hour, from 5 pm to 21 pm. Enjoy the fantastic illumination, singing along the melody of “The Beauty and the Beast” for the ultimate romantic Christmas.

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Date: November 16th – February 14th 2018 (closed on January 1st and 2nd)
Hours: 5 pm – 11 pm (January 3rd – February 14th 6pm – 11pm)
Place: Caretta Shiodome
Address:1-8-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, 105-7090 Tokyo
URL: http://www.caretta.jp/Illumination/
Access:5-minute walk from Shimbashi Station; 2-minnute walk from Shiodome Station
Admission: free

Tokyo Winter Illuminations: Roppongi Hills 2017-2018

2.Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017

Keyakizaka Street in Roppongi is the stage for the main illumination display at Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas. The 65 trees in the area were decorated with 1.2 million LED lights; turning this street into white and blue, and at special times, into warm amber. Besides the illumination on Keyakizaka street, don’t miss out on other interesting spots: Mohri Garden, Roku-Roku Plaza and West Walk.

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Date: November 17th – December 25th
Hours: Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori & Mohri Garden 5pm – 11pm; Roku-Roku Plaza & West Walk 5pm-24am
Place: Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, Roku-Roku Plaza, West Walk and Mohri Garden
Address:6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
URL: Visit website
Access:directly connect to Roppongi station (Hiniya Line); 4-minute walk from Roppongi station(Oedo Line); 5-minute walk from Azabu-juban station(Oedo Line); 10-minute walk from Nogizaka Station(Chiyoda Line)
Admission: free
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Tokyo Winter Illuminations: Midtown Christmas 2017-2018

3.Tokyo Midtown Christmas illumination

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Welcoming its 10th anniversary, Tokyo Midtown decorates the ample square in front of the mall with 510 thousand lights. The theme of the Starlight Garden 2017 is “Space Odyssey”, allowing you to explore the different planets in the solar system with this 4-minute illumination show. Interestingly, it offers different shows for each day of the week. The new area “stardust Zone” is also worth visiting, which is sure to make your space trip more exciting.

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Date: November 15th– December 25th
Hours: 5pm – 23pm
Place: Tokyo Midtown
URL: Visit website
Access:Directly connected to Roppongi station (Oedo Line & Hibiya Line); 3-minute walk from Nogizaka station (Chiyoda Line); 10-minute walk from Roppongi –itchome Station(Namboku Line)
Admission: free
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Tokyo Winter Illuminations: Shinjuku Terrace City 2017-2018

4.Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination

Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination

The concept of Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination 2017-2018 is “smile”, which features countless pink lights. You can find it near Shinjuku station, which allows you to enjoy the display while doing some shopping at the same time. Although it might get chilly, enjoy the cute and romantic atmosphere of Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination.

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Date: November 15st– February 22nd
Hours: 5pm – 12am (from 4:30pm in December )
Place: around Shinjuku West, South and Southeast exit.
Address: 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 160-0023 Tokyo (Odakyu Department Store)
URL: Visit website
Access: walk from Shinjuku station
Admission: free
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Tokyo Winter Illuminations: Omotesando 2017-2018

6.Omotesando Illumination

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Undoubtedly, Omotesando illumination display is one of the most famous spots to visit during Christmas. This 2017 is the first time in seven years that the lit up display encompasses the whole length of Omotesando street. The 150 trees along the sidewalk are decorated with 900 thousand LED lights with a warm color. If you plan to visit during December 23rd to 24th, you’ll find a dedicated pedestrian path to handle the crowds.

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Date: November 30th –December 25
Hours: Sunset – 10pm
Place: Between Jingumae bridge intersection to Omotesando intersection.
Address: 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Omotesando Hills)
URL: Visit website (In Japanese)
Access: walk from Omodesando Station (Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line and Hanzomon Line ), Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) station (Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line) or Harajuku Station (JR)
Admission: free
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Tokyo Winter Illuminations: Caretta Illumination 2017-2018

1. Caretta Illumination – True Love Story

caretta-illuminations

In order to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Caretta Shiodome shopping complex prepared a special illumination show this 2017. The theme is “Beauty and the Beast”, which was decided through a vote on Twitter. The site is decorated with 250 thousand LED lights and features a special show going on three times per hour, from 5 pm to 21 pm. Enjoy the fantastic illumination, singing along the melody of “The Beauty and the Beast” for the ultimate romantic Christmas.

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Date: November 16th – February 14th 2018 (closed on January 1st and 2nd)
Hours: 5 pm – 11 pm (January 3rd – February 14th  6pm – 11pm)
Place: Caretta Shiodome
Address:1-8-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, 105-7090 Tokyo
URL: http://www.caretta.jp/Illumination/
Access:5-minute walk from Shimbashi Station; 2-minnute walk from Shiodome Station
Admission: free

Tokyo Winter Illuminations |Top Picks of 2018

Christmas and New Year’s is coming! Have you decided how to spend your break in Tokyo? In recent years, Tokyo winter illuminations shows and displays have become must-see attractions to visit during this season in Tokyo. WAttention brings you 6 illumination spots in Tokyo that will leave you in awe.

2017 List of Illuminations:

1. Caretta Illumination – True Love Story
2. Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017
3.Tokyo Midtown Christmas illumination
4.Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination
5.Yebisu Garden Place Christmas Illumination
6.Omotesando Illumination

1. Caretta Illumination – True Love Story

caretta-illuminations

In order to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Caretta Shiodome shopping complex prepared a special illumination show this 2017. The theme is “Beauty and the Beast”, which was decided through a vote on Twitter. The site is decorated with 250 thousand LED lights and features a special show going on three times per hour, from 5 pm to 21 pm. Enjoy the fantastic illumination, singing along the melody of “The Beauty and the Beast” for the ultimate romantic Christmas.

candles-caretta-illumination
caretta-illumination-colorful
carretta-blue-light
Date: November 16th – February 14th 2018 (closed on January 1st and 2nd)
Hours: 5 pm – 11 pm (January 3rd – February 14th  6pm – 11pm)
Place: Caretta Shiodome
Address:1-8-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, 105-7090 Tokyo
URL: http://www.caretta.jp/Illumination/
Access:5-minute walk from Shimbashi Station; 2-minnute walk from Shiodome Station
Admission: free

2.Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017

Keyakizaka Street in Roppongi is the stage for the main illumination display at Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas. The 65 trees in the area were decorated with 1.2 million LED lights; turning this street into white and blue, and at special times, into warm amber. Besides the illumination on Keyakizaka street, don’t miss out on other interesting spots: Mohri Garden, Roku-Roku Plaza and West Walk.

roppongi-illumination-pond
roppongi-illumination-red-candle
Date: November 17th – December 25th
Hours: Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori & Mohri Garden 5pm – 11pm; Roku-Roku Plaza & West Walk 5pm-24am
Place: Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, Roku-Roku Plaza, West Walk and Mohri Garden
Address:6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
URL: Visit website
Access:directly connect to Roppongi station (Hiniya Line); 4-minute walk from Roppongi station(Oedo Line); 5-minute walk from Azabu-juban station(Oedo Line); 10-minute walk from Nogizaka Station(Chiyoda Line)
Admission: free

3.Tokyo Midtown Christmas illumination

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Welcoming its 10th anniversary, Tokyo Midtown decorates the ample square in front of the mall with 510 thousand lights. The theme of the Starlight Garden 2017 is “Space Odyssey”, allowing you to explore the different planets in the solar system with this 4-minute illumination show. Interestingly, it offers different shows for each day of the week. The new area “stardust Zone” is also worth visiting, which is sure to make your space trip more exciting.

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Date: November 15th– December 25th
Hours: 5pm – 23pm
Place: Tokyo Midtown
URL: Visit website
Access:Directly connected to Roppongi station (Oedo Line & Hibiya Line); 3-minute walk from Nogizaka station (Chiyoda Line); 10-minute walk from Roppongi –itchome Station(Namboku Line)
Admission: free

4.Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination

Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination

The concept of Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination 2017-2018 is “smile”, which features countless pink lights. You can find it near Shinjuku station, which allows you to enjoy the display while doing some shopping at the same time. Although it might get chilly, enjoy the cute and romantic atmosphere of Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination.

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shinjuku-pink-lights
Date: November 15st– February 22nd
Hours: 5pm – 12am (from 4:30pm in December )
Place: around Shinjuku West, South and Southeast exit.
Address: 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 160-0023 Tokyo (Odakyu Department Store)
URL: Visit website
Access: walk from Shinjuku station
Admission: free

5.Yebisu Garden Place Christmas Illumination

Yebisu Garden Place Christmas Illumination

The display of a crystal chandelier at the center of the Plaza of Yebisu Garden Place always attracts thousands of visitors during Christmas and New Year’s holidays. As one of the largest crystal chandeliers in the world, it reaches a 5-meter height and 3-meter width and is composed of 250 lights. Also, you won’t be able to miss the 10-meter high Christmas tree.

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Date: November 3rd– January 8th
Hours: 4pm – 12am
Place: Yebisu Garden Place
Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 20-4, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Toyko
URL: Visit website
Access: 5-minute walk from Ebisu station(JR Line); 7-minute walk from Ebisu station(Hibiya Line)
Admission: free

6.Omotesando Illumination

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Undoubtedly, Omotesando illumination display is one of the most famous spots to visit during Christmas. This 2017 is the first time in seven years that the lit up display encompasses the whole length of Omotesando street. The 150 trees along the sidewalk are decorated with 900 thousand LED lights with a warm color. If you plan to visit during December 23rd to 24th, you’ll find a dedicated pedestrian path to handle the crowds.

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zelkova-trees-lights
Date: November 30th –December 25
Hours: Sunset – 10pm
Place: Between Jingumae bridge intersection to Omotesando intersection.
Address: 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Omotesando Hills)
URL: Visit website (In Japanese)
Access: walk from Omodesando Station (Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line and Hanzomon Line ), Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) station (Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line) or Harajuku Station (JR)
Admission: free