Countless illumination hot spots are scattered around both Tokyo and Yokohama – two of the most densely populated cities in Japan. Recommendations for a perfect night out!
Mikimoto Jumbo Christmas Tree
Address: 4-5-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: A minute on foot from Ginza station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, Hibiya Line)
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/Colorful and beaming with over 6,500 LEDs, this Christmas tree has become a seasonal landmark in Ginza, a luxurious shopping town in Tokyo.
Caretta Illumination 2014 “Canyon d’Azur ～Valley of Light～”
※January 1st and 2nd, 2015 will be close.
Address: 1-8-2, Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 minute on foot from Shiodome station (Toei Oedo Line)
Photo：http://i.ytimg.com/Approximately 250,000 blue LED lights are being used for the illumination, creating a magical atmosphere in the skyscraper complex, which provides fine dining, art facilities, etc.
Midtown Christmas 2014
Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Located next to Roppongi station (Toei Oedo Line)
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/This popular illumination event hosted by one of Tokyo’s major shopping/dining/art complexes had 5 million visitors last year. The popular hotspot, “Starlight Garden” is a 2000 square meter glimmering lawn.
Photo：http://adcdn.goo.ne.jp/“Sstick illumination”, an illumination device is being used for the first time in Japan, creates magical movements with light.
“Baccarat ETERNAL LIGHTS” A Masterpiece of Light in Ebisu
Address: 4-20 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 minutes on foot from JR Ebisu station
The largest ever crystal chandelier in Baccarat’s history is being illuminated with 410 lights at Yebisu Garden Place.
Winter Vista Illumination at Showa Kinen Park
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/Event Period: Saturday, Dec.6, 2014 - Thursday, Dec.25, 2014
Address: 3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo
Access: 15 minutes walk from JR Tachikawa station
Art Rink 'Narrative' at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/Event Period: Saturday, Dec.6, 2014 - Sunday, Feb.22, 2015
Address: 1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 6 minutes walk from Bashamichi station (Minatomirai Line)
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/A unique outdoor ice skating rink is set up at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse just at the onset of winter. Every year innumerable visitors enjoy the thrill at the bayside ice skating rink. Ice skating lessons for kids are also available.
Photo：http://pds.exblog.jp/Based on the concept of the above event “Art Rink”, an ice rink is designed to give the visitors a view of contemporary art while they skate.
Bright Christmas 2014 ～Disney TIMELESS STORY: Beginning of Never-ending Story～
※Trees in DOCK YARD GARDEN will be illuminated from Nov.7, 2014 to Feb.28, 2015.
Address: 2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 1 minute drive from Minatomirai exit (Metropolitan Expressway)
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