Illumination Events For A Night Out! - Third Part, Nagoya, Osaka & Kobe

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Illumination Events For A Night Out! - Third Part, Nagoya, Osaka & Kobe

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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”

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Event Period: Nov.22 (Sat) - Dec.25 (Thu)
Address: 1-51 Nishikura-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Access: 5 minutes’ walk from Nagoyako(Nagoya Port) station (Meiko Line)

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A romantically illuminated (20,000 lights) amusement park at the port enhances this event.

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An 8-meter-high Christmas tree is a must-see.

Nagoya Akari Night 2014

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Event Period: Nov.14 (Fri), 2014 – Feb.1 (Sun), 2015
Address: Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Access: A few minutes on foot from Sakae station or Hisaya-odori station (Meijo Line)

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The 5th Annual Illumination Event tops the list of Nagoya’s Winter Events.

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Standing tall at 7 meters, the “Rainbow Tree” displayed at Mochinoki-hiroba is a hotspot for photo shots!

Abe-no-Tennoji Illumination

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Event Period: Nov.1 (Sat), 2014 – Feb.1 (Sun), 2015
Address: 1-108 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Osake Prefecture
Access: A few minutes walk from JR Tennoji station.

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The concept for this year is “Japanese Style Illumination”, recreated for the first time in Japan.

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300 Ninja-shaped lights scattered across the area lights-up the entire site, reminding us of the famous fictional Ninja Sasuke Sarutobi.

Garden Illumination 2014 “Flower and Light Festival” at Nagai Botanical Garden

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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)

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Watch a variety of beautiful illumination designs at the botanical garden with an illuminated tunnel you can stroll through while lighted animals dazzle in the dark.

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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!

Kobe Luminarie

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Event 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)

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Kobe 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.

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A fantastic piece of illumination art with geometric designs - a must-see.

Kobe Illuminage

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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

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This 4th Annual Illumination Event features a 3D projection mapping by the world famous 3D mapping designer, Mr. Jack.

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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?