Yomiuri Land (Inagi City, Tokyo)

The “Jewel Illumination” at Yomiuri Land (Yomiuri Land) in Inagi City, Tokyo, is a spectacular illumination of 1.5 million light bulbs in seven jewel colors produced by Mikiko Ishii, a lighting designer active worldwide. Visitors can also enjoy the illumination of the park with the night view of Tokyo from the Ferris wheel.

 Toshimaen (Nerima Ward, Tokyo)

This illumination is held at Toshimaen, an amusement park in Mukoyama, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, from November 23, 2012 to April 7, 2013 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays (every day from March 22). The illumination is named “Las Vegas Illumination” after Las Vegas in the U.S. The entire park is decorated with approximately 750,000 light bulbs.

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 Tokyo Sky Tree (Sumida-ku, Tokyo)

Heartful Illumination (LIGHT ART ENTERTAINMENT 2012) will be held from November 15, 2012 to January 31, 2013, and you can enjoy the light stairs on Hanami and Solami slopes, limited lighting of the Sky Tree, human illumination, special Christmas tree, and participatory illumination. You can enjoy the special illumination of the Sky Tree, the human illumination, the special Christmas tree, and the participatory illumination, etc.

 Tokyo Dome City (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

The area is divided into Happy Love Area , Deep Love Area, Pure Love Area, Warmth Love Area, Heartwarming Love Area and Hot Love Area. You can enjoy various illuminations such as a 10-meter giant Christmas tree, a 140-meter long corridor of light, and a 90-meter long light tunnel. There are also various events taking place, so be sure to check them out as well.

 Marunouchi (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

The Marunouchi Illumination 2012 is an annual illumination centered on Marunouchi Naka-dori Avenue in Chiyoda Ward. Approximately 230 trees along Marunouchi Naka-dori Avenue, which runs north-south between Yurakucho, Marunouchi and Otemachi, are illuminated with 1.01 million LED bulbs in Marunouchi’s original color of champagne gold, creating a path of light. The trees are illuminated by approximately 1.01 million LED bulbs in Marunouchi’s original champagne gold.

 Yebisu Garden Place (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

The Baccarat ETERNAL LIGHTS illumination of Yebisu Garden Place is being held at the Hishu Garden Place Center Square. The Baccarat chandelier of 5m height, 3m width, 8,472 pieces of crystal parts, and 250 lights in total, and the promenade using about 100,000 LED bulbs are full of attractions. promenade with about 100,000 LED bulbs.

 Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

As part of the “Walt Disney 110th Anniversary Omotesando Harajuku DREAM TOGETHER Project 2012”, which is being held from November 1 (Thu) to December 25 (Tue), 2012 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth. The event is co-hosted by Omotesando Hills and Laforet Harajuku.

 Omotesando Hills (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

The Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo is an illumination held as an event celebrating the 110th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth, centered on the grand stairwell of Omotesando Hills. The event is co-hosted with Omotesando Hills and Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, also located in Omotesando Harajuku.

 Tokyo Midtown (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The “MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS 2012” illumination at Tokyo Midtown in Minato-ku, Tokyo is a vast illumination event that will take place from Thursday, November 15 to Tuesday, December 25, 2012 throughout the grounds of Tokyo Midtown. This is a vast illumination event that will be held from Thursday, November 15 to Tuesday, December 25, 2012.

 Caretta Shiodome (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

This year, the illumination “Lumie Forest” at Caretta Shiodome will incorporate 3D projection mapping, a hot technology that projects images onto building walls and other surfaces and transforms them into a three-dimensional effect. The illumination is a fusion of conventional LED and 3D projection mapping, creating an illusion of light and sound that is different from anything you have ever seen before.

 Roppongi Hills (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The Roppongi Hills Illumination is held at three locations in Roppongi Hills: Keyakizaka, 66 Plaza, and Mori Garden. Each of the three locations has its own theme, and the illuminations are staged according to that theme. The theme for the Keyakizaka illumination is “Sympathy Moment,” and the 400-meter-long Keyakizaka is like a great river, shimmering with movement.

 Akasaka Sacas (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of Akasaka Sacas in Minato-ku, Tokyo is a new cultural district named after Akasaka, which has many hills. During the Christmas season, the area from Akasaka Biz Tower to Akasaka Sacas Square is decorated with bright colors under the name of “White Sacas”.

 Shimbashi Station SL Plaza (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The Shinbashi Christmas Illumination at Shinbashi Station SL Plaza in Minato-ku, Tokyo, uses about 20,000 LED lights and has music playing in the background, making it an enjoyable illumination spot! The lights will be on from November 21, 2012. The illumination will be on from November 21, 2012 to January 5, 2013, from 17:00 to 23:00.

 Aqua City Odaiba (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

AQUA CHRISTMAS 2012″ at Aqua City Odaiba in Minato-ku, Tokyo is a recommended illumination spot where you can enjoy the night view of Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Bay. For a limited time only, you can enjoy the Rainbow Bridge lit up in rainbow colors and Tokyo Tower lit up specially for Christmas.

 DECKS Tokyo Beach, Odaiba (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination at DECKS Tokyo Beach Odaiba in Minato-ku, Tokyo, features the Daiba Memorial Tree and heart-shaped illuminated objet d’art with white birds and snow crystals flapping their wings in hope against the beautiful nightscape of Tokyo Bay.

 Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Odaiba United States presents Kirakira WINTER LAND,” the illumination of Fuji Television Network in Minato-ku, Tokyo, is 14.9 meters high and decorated with 150,000 LEDs. The ribbon-like LEDs wrapped around the Christmas tree will immediately display a smile photo when visitors take a picture of their smile at the booth next to the tree.

 Venus Fort (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

The Venus Fort Illumination is an indoor illumination spot that can be enjoyed during the daytime or in the rain, so families with small children and couples alike can enjoy it. You can enjoy a variety of illuminations such as a 9-meter-high white tree hanging from the ceiling, aurora-imaging illuminations, and an arch of light.

 DiverCity Tokyo Plaza (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Koto-ku, Tokyo, is centered around the Festival Plaza, where you can enjoy the illumination of the standing Gundam statue, the illumination on the grand staircase, and the Christmas tree.

 Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo will be held from November 16, 2012 to February 14, 2013 in front of JR Yurakucho Station. There are also many other illumination spots in the surrounding area, so why not enjoy them as well?

 Ueno Onshi Park (Taito Ward, Tokyo)

Illumination of Ueno Onshi Koen in Taito-ku, Tokyo. Cute monkeys, bears and penguins will welcome you. The illumination will be held near Hakamakoshi Hiroba in the park. The illumination will be on from 17:00 to 22:00.

 Ginza (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of Ginza in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, covers approximately 1,500 meters from Ginza-dori (Chuo-dori) 1-chome to 8-chome, and from Sukiyabashi Bridge on Harumi-dori to near the Ginza 4-chome intersection. You can enjoy the special champagne gold illumination unique to Ginza.

 Sunshine City (Toshima-ku, Tokyo)

SunshineCity x KONICA MINOLTA AQUA STAR TREE”, a Christmas tree produced by Shoko Nakagawa, has been installed at the fountain plaza of ALPA B1 in the specialty store area of Sunshine City in Toshima-ku, Tokyo. The tree will be on display from November 1, 2012. The display period is from November 1 to December 25, 2012.

 Shinjuku Terrace City (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of Shinjuku Terrace City (Shinjyuku Sazan Terasu) in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, can be enjoyed between Shinjuku West Exit Harc and Shinjuku Southern Terrace, with approximately 370,000 gold, white, blue and other lights.

 Shinjuku Island (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of Shinjuku Island in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo is a part of Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (held at 5 buildings and 4 hotels in Nishi-Shinjuku)). It is a popular photo spot with the aurora borealis illumination and a giant objet d’art with the word “LOVE” engraved on it.

 Hilton Tokyo (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

Hilton Tokyo’s illumination is a part of Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (held in 5 buildings and 4 hotels in Nishi-Shinjuku)), and the hotel walls and the rotary in front of the hotel are decorated with illuminations. Why don’t you enjoy the fantastic space unique to Christmas?

 Shinjuku Mitsui Building (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo is a part of the Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (held at 5 buildings and 4 hotels in Nishi-Shinjuku)). The illumination is decorated in 55HIROBA in front of the building.

 Shinjuku Nomura Building (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of the Shinjuku Nomura Building is a part of the Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (Nishi-Shinjuku Machigurumi Project 2012 (held at five buildings and four hotels in Nishi-Shinjuku)), a spot decorated with a Christmas tree, light staircase and Christmas leaves. The Christmas illumination is offset by using green power.

 Shinjuku Southern Terrace (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

The illumination of Shinjuku Southern Terrace in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo can be enjoyed on the promenade that stretches from the south exit of Shinjuku Station towards Yoyogi. You can enjoy various illuminations such as the Christmas tree and the rainbow illumination in front of Takashimaya Times Square.

 Tokyo Station (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Tokyo Michi Terrace 2012 was held in front of the newly renovated Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building in October 2012. The Tokyo Station Building was transformed into a work of art using the latest “project mapping” technology, which synchronizes actual structures with virtual images to create a spectacular work of art.

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