As the song lyrics say, “It’s the most beautiful time of the year…”. Christmas is also winter time in Japan! It is “Ber” months already, it means it’s Christmas Season, are your Christmas Lights and Christmas Trees are ready? In Japan, they also prepare in this season by not buying gifts but by lighting thousands of colorful LED lights along street trees and other places, so we are giving the Best Winter Illumination Spots in Tokyo.
The Caretta Shiodome hosts a large of LED lights. Last year, the show features 250,000 LED lights and it’s accompanied with music. This year, we are looking forward for a beautiful show also.
Date: November 14, 2019 to February 14, 2020 (Closed January 1 and 2, 2020)
Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: Caretta Shiodome B2F Caretta Plaza
2. Marunouchi Ginza
Marunouchi Illumination is one of the longest-running winter illumination in Tokyo. Every year from late November until mid February, the trees along the Marunouchi area’s Naka Dori are covered and lightens by Christmas lights. This is the 17th year that it will be shown, it will be held on early November to mid February.
Date: November 7, 2019 to February 16, 2020
Time: 05:30pm to 11:00pm (05:00pm to 12:00mn in December)
Venue: Marunouchi Nakadori
3. Tokyo Dome City
Tokyo Dome City’s theme for this year’s winter illumination is “sweets”. There will be more or less 2,000,000 LED lights that will illuminate the area. It will run for three months staring the early of November 2018 until the mid February 2019.
Date: November 13, 2019 to February 26, 2020
Time: 04:00pm to 12:00mn
Venue: Tokyo Dome City areas
4. Roponggi Hills
Roponggi Hills is one of the most popular spots for couples every year in the season of winter because the trees are decorated with blue LED lights.
This year, there will be something different. Do you wanna know what are the changes? You better come! It will be held on early November until Late December.
Date: November 10 to December 25, 2019
Time: 05:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: Roppongi Hills Arena
5. Tokyo Midtown
Midtown Christmas Illumination is located around the Midtown complex that has multiple illumination areas. The most popular attraction there is the “Starlight Garden”. If you wanna know their theme last week, please go this link, MIDTOWN TOKYO STARLIGHT GARDEN.
Date: November 14 to December 25, 2019
Time: 05:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: Tokyo Midtown
6. Nakameguro Jewel Dome
Also known as the “Golden Dome” as it is illuminated by yellow LED lights which turns it into like gold color. The illumination is located the Meguro River and it is near the Nakameguro Station.
*Will be updated as soon as the dates are announced.
7. Shibuya Blue Cave
Ao no Dokutsu started in the year 2014 with the name, “Nakameguro Ao no Dokutsu”. Last year, the event was in Shibuya. It turned the Shibuya Park Street to Yoyogi Park Zelkova Street blue in color because of the thousands of Blue LED lights.
Date: November 29 to December 31, 2019
Time: 05:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: front of the NHK headquarters in Shibuya.