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DECKS TOKYO BEACH ODAIBA MEMORIAL TREE (Tokyo): Through March 16, 5 p.m.-midnight; 65-foot tree with 120,000 LED lights; two-minute walk from Odaiba Kaihinkoen Station on Yurikamome (monorail); 03-3599-6500.
COUNTRY FARM GERMAN VILLAGE WINTER ILLUMINATION (Chiba prefecture): Through March 31, 4-8 p.m.; one of the largest illuminations in Japan with 2 million LEDs used to decorate in the theme “deLightful”; five-minute drive from Anesaki Sodegaura I.C. on Tateyama Express or an eight-minute drive from Kisarazu Higashi I.C. on Ken-oh Express; 0438-60-5511.
SAGAMIKO ILLUMINATION (Kanagawa prefecture): weekends March 24-April 6; fantasy world created with 4 million LED lights synced with music at Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest, 10-minute bus ride from JR Sagamiko Station on Chuo-Line and Hashimoto Station on JR and Keio-Lines; 500 yen adults, 300 yen kids; 042-685-1111.
TOSHIMAEN ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Through April 6, sunset-8 p.m., until 9 p.m. March 21-April 6; seven illuminations in sync with music, 3-25-1 Kouyama, Nerima-ku; Toshima-en Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line; 500 yen after 3 p.m. for admission only or 1,600 yen adults, 1,300 yen for pass that includes admission and rides; 03-3990-8800.
KARIYUSHI OCEANSPA MILLION FANTASY: Through June 30, 6 p.m.-midnight; 1.4 million LED lights illuminating 11 areas of Kariyushi Oceanspa, 90-minute ride from Naha Airport; 098-967-8731; www.kariyushi.co.jp/beach/english.
SEONDEUNG FESTIVAL (Gangwon-do): Through March 16; featuring lights and lanterns in the shape of Sancheoneo — mountain trout — illuminating the street with a soft glow; two-hour-and-40-minute bus ride from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal; +82-2-1330.
THE LIGHTING FESTIVAL 2014 AT THE GARDEN OF MORNING CALM: Through March 16, 5:30-11 p.m., all other days until 9 p.m.; see the garden illuminated with millions of colorful lights; in Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do; 8,000 won adults, 6,000 won teens, 5,000 won kids; http://morningcalm.co.kr and http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/FU/FU_EN_15.jsp?cid=1867062.