Even in the middle of winter, Japan finds a way to warm our hearts with charming illuminations and Christmas events for friends and families to enjoy throughout the season. Though Tokyo nights are already brightly lit under the ever-present neon lights, the gently glow of the city’s illuminations still manage to completely transform the atmosphere. If you are in Japan, be sure to check out some of these exciting places and celebrate the winter season!
International Christmas in Roppongi Hills
As expected, the high-rolling streets of Roppongi bring a certain class to the annual illuminations with dazzling colors shimmering at the foot of towering skyscrapers. Visit the Christmas Market which recreates the atmosphere of Stuttgart, Germany and find authentic cuisine and German Christmas goods from November 27 to December 25.
Roppongi Hills Christmas 2021
Envisioning a Brighter Future at Marunouchi Illuminations 2021
Marunouchi’s Illuminations which magnificently light up the Tokyo Station area will expand to TOKYO TORCH Park in 2021. With even 120 million LEDs gently glowing from over 340 trees, this 20th anniversary celebration is sure to impress while saving energy with environmentally friendly lights.
Marunouchi Illuminations 2021
Heartwarming Illuminations at Tokyo Dome City
Tokyo Dome City near JR Suidobashi Station is currently shining with its seasonal illuminations which started on November 5. There is plenty of time to bask in the gentle glow of Tokyo Dome City which, as the event lasts until February 28 between the hours of 17:00 and 24:00. Look for the heart shapes hidden around the sparkling Christmas trees and arches!
Festivities Shine Bright in Hibiya
Get into the festive spirit this holiday season with some groundbreaking illuminations in the heart of Tokyo. Trees and greenery along the Hibiya streets are twinkling bright with eco-friendly decorations in harmony with nature. Keep an eye out for “morning star” ornaments that are said to bring good luck as you stroll through the intricately-lighted cityscape.
Hibiya Magic Time Illumination 2021
Holiday Cheer in Omotesando
Omotesando has always been synonymous with style and cutting-edge technology, and their stylish illuminations for the holiday season doesn’t disappoint. From the one-thousand illuminated zelkova trees lining the famous avenue to the ethereal crystal tree illumination at Omotesando Hills, Omotesando Illumination bridges the gap between storied Japanese tradition and modern international charm.
Omotesando Illumination 2021
Exquisite Christmas Time in Ebisu
Celebrating hundreds of years of tradition, Baccarat and Ebisu paired up to bring a joyous and lavish experience for visitors to Yebisu Garden Place. See the awe-inspiring Baccarat chandelier in all its glory illuminated in the evening, and join the exciting AR event on your smartphone, or visit Westin Hotel for an extra special taste of Christmas with their impressive decorations.
Yebisu Garden Place Baccarat Eternal Lights
ShinagawaIllumination for the Holidays
The family-oriented, yet romantic atmosphere, makes the Tokyo Mega Illumination in Shinagawa one of the top-visited places in Tokyo for the holidays. Famous for its horse shows, it’s a great escape from the hustle and bustle. This year features several newly renewed exhibits including a laser fountain show, an aurora forest and a majestic, healing light tree are just a few of the attractions added to an already outstanding selection.
Tokyo Mega Illumination 2021