The 5 Best Illumination Spots in Shinjuku

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The 5 Best Illumination Spots in Shinjuku

You can find countless illumination spots in central Tokyo. Here are the 5 best spots in Shinjuku, a central ward of Tokyo known as major business, entertainment, and shopping area:

Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Stage

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Mosaic Street, a stylish shopping street connecting Shinjuku Station’s West Exit and South Exit, is illuminated with soft colored lights. Walking through the street, you will see beautiful Christmas trees lit up with warm-color LEDs on the stage. Please don’t forget to snap a shot at this popular photo shooting spot!

Date: Nov.12, 2014 (Wed) – Feb.25, 2015 (Wed)Time: 17:0024:00※ Some light displays will end on December 25, Thursday.

Venue: Shinjuku Terrace CityWebsite (in Japanese): http://park.tachikawaonline.jp/

Alley on Shinjuku Southern Terrace

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Shinjuku Southern Terrace, a walking terrace featuring trendy stores and cafes, etc., is known as a beautiful seasonal illumination spot. There is an Italian restaurant on the colorfully lit up alley; you can have a romantic dinner while viewing the lights through the restaurant window.

Date: Nov.12, 2014 (Wed) – Feb.25, 2015 (Wed)Time: 17:0024:00※ Some light displays will end on December 25, Thursday.

Venue: Shinjuku Terrace CityWebsite (in Japanese): http://park.tachikawaonline.jp/

Shinjuku Southern Terrace (Koshu Kaido Entrance Side)

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You can view 9 giant trees illuminated with different colors.

Date: Nov.12, 2014 (Wed) – Feb.25, 2015 (Wed)Time: 17:0024:00※ Some light displays will end on December 25, Thursday.

Venue: Shinjuku Terrace CityWebsite (in Japanese): http://park.tachikawaonline.jp/

Shinjuku Eastside Square

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Shinjuku Eastside Square is located next to Higashi Shinjuku Station. 70,000 LED lights create a magical atmosphere in an open-air first floor. You can enjoy the illumination while enjoying hot coffee.

Date: Nov.25, 2014 (Tue) – Feb.14, 2015 (Sat)Address: 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoWebsite (in Japanese): http://www.rurubu.com/

Tokyo Opera City Art Projection Mapping

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Tokyo Opera City is an entertainment complex comprising an opera theater, a concert hall, and an art gallery. A 12-meter-high Christmas tree is displayed at its stylish courtyard “Sunken Garden” every holiday season, making the artistic space into a popular date spot for young couples. The illumination for the year 2014 featured a projection mapping.

Date: Nov.7, 2014 – Dec.25, 2014 (Ended)Address: 3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoWebsite (in Japanese)http://www.tokyooperacity.co.jp/

Shinjuku is Japan’s most famous and busiest nightlife area, but you can also find these romantic or peaceful spots for a night out.