Here is a list of illumination events in Nagoya, Osaka, and Kobe to illuminate the year ahead.
Sea Train Land in Nagoya “Very Merry Christmas 2014”
Address: 1-51 Nishikura-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Access: 5 minutes’ walk from Nagoyako(Nagoya Port) station (Meiko Line)
Photo：http://stat.ameba.jp/A romantically illuminated (20,000 lights) amusement park at the port enhances this event.
Nagoya Akari Night 2014
Address: Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Access: A few minutes on foot from Sakae station or Hisaya-odori station (Meijo Line)
Address: 1-108 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Osake Prefecture
Access: A few minutes walk from JR Tennoji station.
Garden Illumination 2014 “Flower and Light Festival” at Nagai Botanical Garden
Photo：http://stat.ameba.jp/Event Period: Nov. 28 (Fri), 2014 – Feb.1 (Sun), 2015
Address: 1-23 Nagai Koen, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Access: 10 minutes walk from Nagai station (Midosuji Line)
Photo：http://stat.ameba.jp/From January 5th 2015, soon after the Year-end/New Year’s break, illuminations will be switched to “New Year’s Celebration - Styles", so you can come back again to celebrate the new year!
Photo：Takeshi Kuboki on flickrEvent Period: Dec.4 (Thu) – Dec.15 (Mon)
Address: Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
Access: A few minutes’ walk from Motomachi station (JR/Hanshin Dentetsu)
Photo：Takeshi Kuboki on flickrKobe Luminarie is an annual event held in Kobe every December to commemorate the victims of Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. The event was first held in 1995 and ever since a number of people flock to Kobe every winter to witness this unique illumination art.
Photo：Takeshi Kuboki on flickrA fantastic piece of illumination art with geometric designs - a must-see.
Photo：http://pds.exblog.jp/Event Period: Nov.1 (Sat), 2014 – Feb.1 (Sun), 2015
Address: 2150 Kamioozo, Oozo-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
Access: 15 minutes’ drive from JR Sanda station
Photo：http://stat.ameba.jp/4 million LED lights are used for the illumination, creating a romantic atmosphere.
If you're travelling to Japan around Christmas, why don’t you go illumination hopping with your date?