A popular illumination spot in the Kanto Area is the amusement park Pleasure Forest in Sagamihara. They illuminate the whole park every night in the winter months. This year they have a special collaboration with Pokémon and a part of the illumination has been redesigned in a Pokémon fashion.
I remember it was a one-degree night when my friends and I went to Arashiyama. It was winter time and they held a light illumination. We were curious to see it, even the cold weather would not stop us...
Nothing quite says “Christmas in Japan” like a cutesy, over the top, almost garish light show, with an accompaniment of suitably romantic musical overtones.
Winter means light illumination is everywhere! As this is my first winter, I am excited to see how winter illumination in Japan is. The first light illumination that I decided to visit was Nabana no Sato. Located at the island of Nagashima in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, this location is actually a flower park that illuminated from mid-November to early May.
This Winter, Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki has secured the title of the Brightest Place in Japan. Upgraded in scale and subsequent extravaganza, the staggering 13 million light bulbs used to create the Kingdom of Light carries forth the aim to yet again create the world’s greatest illuminations.
I live on Okinawa and the temperatures at Christmas and New Years are quite nice. We do not have snow here but Okinawa joins the world in decorating festive during this season. So if you are up to a quick holiday trip into the warm south but still don't want to miss out on your Christmas' and New Year's traditions, you might like visiting these hotels around the island!