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5 Great Spots To See The Winter Lights In Tokyo 2017-2018

5 Great Spots To See The Winter Lights In Tokyo 2017-2018

Translated by Lester Somera

Written by MATCHA

Tokyo 2017.11.21 Bookmark

Streets dazzle with light displays as Christmas draws near. We list five of the most beautiful places to see Tokyo illuminations!

In wintertime, particularly as Christmas draws near, the streets of Tokyo are lit up with dazzling illuminations. Crowds of people gather at famous spots in the city to see the light displays, which grow more and more elaborate each passing year. We would like to introduce five outstanding spots in Tokyo, where the beautiful views will make you sigh with delight.

1. Roppongi Hills

In Roppongi Hills, light displays can be seen at Keyakizaka-dori, 66 Plaza, Mori Garden, West Walk, and Tokyo City View, all with their own unique setups.

Keyakizaka Galaxy Illumination


Picture provided by: Roppongi Hills

Enjoy the alternating contrast of two color themes: the cool shades of "SNOW&BLUE" and the warm hues of "CANDLE&RED". You can also alter the movement patterns and colors of the illuminations just by using your smartphone!

Open from November 7th until December 25th, from 17:00-23:00

66 Plaza Illuminations


Picture provided by: Roppongi Hills

On this original Christmas tree display, the lights sway in the wind and alternate between three colors: red, white and amber.

Open from November 17th-December 25th, from 17:00-24:00.

Mori Garden Illuminations


Picture provided by: Roppongi Hills

With a heart shaped art piece entitled Kin no Kokoro (Heart of Gold) as its center piece, there are many sights to enjoy around the pond of this garden. The illuminations reflecting on the water makes for a truly magical and romantic atmosphere.

Open from November 16th-December 25th, from 17:00-23:00.

West Walk

This brilliantly decorated and illuminated great Christmas tree is a must; its appearance changes depending on the angle you look at it from, and there are many mini Christmas objects to enjoy as well. Open from November 18th-December 25th, from 11:00-24:00.

Tokyo City View

Titled "Sky Christmas 2017", this event to view Tokyo dyed in the colors of Christmas.
You can also combine this observation deck event with "Starry Sky Illuminations @Sky Deck" which includes their planetarium and night sky viewing.

Tickets are required to enter Tokyo City View; admission costs 1800 yen for adults, and 1200 yen for high school and university age students.

Open from November 25th-December 25th, from 17:30-22:00.

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