It’s the holiday season! This year – like every year – the winter lights, called illuminations in Japan, lighten and brighten up the city with gentle a gentle glow. Let us introduce three locations with beautiful winter lights in central Tokyo!
Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho
“Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho” is a commercial facility consisting of offices, a hotel, shops, and rental condominiums. Although it is a new facility that only opened in 2016, the annual illuminations are already very popular.
What makes “Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho” special, is the fact that you can actually take a walk around and see different types of winter lights on the premises. Perfect for a winter walk!
Winter Lights: November 20, 2020 (Friday) – December 25, 2020 (Friday)
1-2 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MSv9pLmb7Y4piBcb9
Nearest stations: Nagatacho Station, Akasaka-mitsuke Station
This year, more than 220 trees decorated with about 1.2 million LEDs are lining Marunouchi-Naka-Dori Street, which is a famous luxury brand shopping street close to Tokyo Station.
The lights are colored in “Champagne Gold”, an original color created for the Marunouchi area. The warm lights are somehow reminiscent of winter in Scandinavia. The traditional coloring is a pleasant sight. Walking up and down Marunouchi-Naka-Dori Street, which stretches for about 1.2km, is a lot of fun!
Winter Lights: Thursday, November 5, 2020 (Thursday) – February 14, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 15:00 – 23:00 (* 15:00 – 24:00 in December)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/tYf42xfsjvfx6mcu5
Nearest stations: Tokyo Station, Yurakucho Station, Hibiya Station, Nijubashimae Station, Otemachi Station, Ginza Station
Tokyo Midtown Hibiya
If you want to see a winter lights show, head to “Hibiya Step Plaza” near the entrance of “Tokyo Midtown Hibiya”. Here, real Christmas trees and benches have been installed for a limited time. The beautiful light show starts once every 10 minutes.
Winter Lights: November 17, 2020 (Tuesday) – February 14, 2021 (Sunday)
First show 17:00 / Final show 22:50 (once every 10 minutes)
1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aMpEBiyufw7Epvpm8
Nearest stations: Yurakucho Station, Hibiya Station, Nijubashimae Station
Why don’t you take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful winter lights? There is nothing more relaxing than enjoying the traditional illuminations in central Tokyo!