Winter Illuminations

YOMIURILAND JEWELLUMINATION (Tokyo): Through Feb. 14, 4-8:30 p.m.; art using 4 million lights including the 88.5-foot-tall Jewelry Angel Tower at Forest Area; 4015-1, Yanokuchi, Inagi City; 1,000 yen adults, 500 yen junior and senior high school students, 1,800 yen adults (includes admission, free rides, except Ferris wheel & gondola), 1,300 yen ages 3-17; 044-966-1111.


TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER ILLUMINATION: Through Feb. 14, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tokyo Dome City is lit with 190,000 LED lights on Tokyo Dome and more; JR Suidobashi Station on Sobu Line Suidobashi Station or Korakuen Station on Marunouchi Line; 03-5800-9999. 

YOMIURILAND JEWELLUMINATION (Tokyo): Through Feb. 14, 4-8:30 p.m.; art using 4 million lights with the theme of Jewelry Colors, as well as 88.5-foot-tall Jewelry Angel Tower at Forest Area; 1,000 yen adults, 500 yen junior and senior high school students, 1,800 yen adults (includes admission, free rides, except Ferris wheel & gondola), 1,300 yen ages 3-17; 4015-1, Yanokuchi, Inagi City; 044-966-1111.

CARETTA (SHIODOME CITY CENTER) ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Through Feb. 14, 5-11 p.m..; Canyon d’Azur illumination decorated with 270,000 LEDs along with music; two-minute walk from JR Shimbashi Station; 03-6218-2100.

MARUNOUCHI ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Through Feb. 14, 5-11 p.m., until midnight in December; 200 trees — with 1 million champagne gold LEDs — on the streets on Marunouchi area (Otemachi and Yurakucho); JR Tokyo Station; 03-5218-5100.

ATSUGI BRILLIANT STORY 2015 (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Feb. 14, 5-11 p.m.; more than 50,000 lights at Hon Atsugi Station North Square; Hon Atsugi Station on Odakyu-Line; 046-225-2840.  

KURIHAMA FLOWER PARK WINTER ILLUMINATION (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Feb. 14, 5-8 p.m.; decorated with 120,000 LEDs; 15-minute walk from JR Kurihama Station on Yokosuka Line or Keikyu Kurihama Station; free; 046-833-8282.

MIKIMOTO (Tokyo): Through Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; display with paper crafts in sync with projection-mapping by Davy & Kristin McGuire at Mikimoto Ginza 2 the Ginza district; two-minute walk from Ginza Station on Metro; 0120-868254.


AKASAKA SACAS ILLUMINATION 2015-2016 (Tokyo): Through Feb. 25, noon-9 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends and holidays; 1,670 LEDs with music along with star, meteor stream, aurora, and snowfall at 1st floor of Akasaka Biz Tower of Akasaka Sacas; Akasaka Station on Chiyoda Line; 03-3746-6666. 

YOKOHAMA COSMO WORLD WINTER FANTASY 2015 (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Feb. 29, sunset-midnight; features 82-foot tree decorated with 270,000 LEDs and the Cosmo Clock Ferris wheel decorated with pink-red lights (may not available during a certain period due to renovation); three-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station on Minato Mirai Line; free admission but pay for each ride; 045-641-6591. 

TOKYO TOWER: Through Feb. 29, 4 p.m.-midnight; 32.8-foot tree decorated with orange 16,000 LEDs, and 24,000 LED ornaments with music from Sunrio animated movie and its characters Kiki & Lala at the first floor main gate and 492-foot-high observation desk; five-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Akabanebashi Station; 03-3433-5111. 

SHIROYONE SENMAIDA ILLUMINATION (Ishikawa prefecture): Through March 13; Shiroyone’s Senmaida (1,000 rice fields) is Japan’s historic rice paddy terraces and features an illumination with 21,000 LEDs feuled by solar energy on footpaths between rice paddy terraces; best time to view is 6-8 p.m.; 20-minute shuttle from JR Wajima Station, 500 yen for adults (a round-trip), 250 yen for children or 40-minute ride from Noto Kuko (Airport) I.C. on Noetsu Express; 0768-23-1146.

TOKINOSUMIKA WINTER ILLUMINATION (Shizuoka prefecture): Through March 21, 4:30-10 p.m.; enjoy fantasy world created in three areas such as flowers, projection mapping performance in sync with fountain and aquarium illuminated by LEDs; five-minute drive from Susono I.C. on Tomei Express or a 15-minute drive from Gotenba I.C. on Tomei Express or free shuttle bus available from JR Mishimae and Gotemba Stations, 719 Kamiyama, Gotemba city; 1,000 yen ages 13+, 200 yen children, free ages 5 & younger; 0550-87-3700.

COUNTRY FARM GERMAN VILLAGE WINTER ILLUMINATION 2015 (Chiba prefecture): Through March 31, 4-8 p.m.; one of the biggest illuminations in Japan, which brings guests into a fantasy world with the theme of “Toy Box” using 2.5 million LEDs; 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; 2,000 yen/vehicle after 3 p.m., 500 yen for walk-in; 0438-60-5511.  

SAGAMIKO ILLUMINATION (Kanagawa prefecture): Friday-Sunday through April 10, 5-9:30 p.m.; fantasy world created with 5.5 million LEDs 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 or seven-minute ride from Sagamiko Higashi I.C. (Exit only) on Chuo Express; 800 yen adults, 500 yen children, 1,000 yen parking; 042-685-1111. 

KINGDOM OF LIGHT AT NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH (Nagasaki prefecture): Through April 18; 13 million lightbulbs at this Dutch-style theme park; 0956-58-0080.


SOUTHEAST BOTANICAL GARDEN NIGHT DECORATION: Through Feb. 14, 5-10 p.m.; includes music and dance weekends; 1,800 yen adults, 1,000 yen ages 16-18, 500 yen children, with dinner: 4,500 yen adults, 4,000 yen ages 16-18, 3,800 yen ages 13-15, 2,400 yen ages 7-12, 1,000 yen ages 4-6, free ages 3 and younger; 098-939-2555.

OKUMA ILLUMINATION 2015: Through Feb. 29, sunset to dawn; illumination at the front rotary, along with walkways at JAL Private Resort Okuma; free; 0980-41-2222.

KANUCHA RESORT STARDUST FANTASIA: Through Feb. 29, 7-11 p.m.; 1 million LEDs in the theme of Stars and Jewelry; 80 minute ride from Naha Airport; 3,000 yen/vehicle, 2,000 yen/vehicle for advance tickets, free for a stay or a dinner; 0980-55-8880.

KARIYUSHI OCEANSPA MILLION FANTASY: Through April 10, sunset-midnight; 1.4 million LEDs illuminating 11 areas of Kariyushi Oceanspa, 90-minute ride from Naha Airport; 098-967-8731.

South Korea

ILSAN HANOK VILLAGE JEONGWA LIGHT FESTIVAL (Gyeonggi province): Through Feb. 29; Ilsan Hanok Village displays Korea’s time-honored values and charms with illuminated well-preserved hanok complexes; Wondang Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), take a taxi to Ilsan Hanok Village; 7,000 won adult, 4,500 won children on weekdays, 9,000 won adult, 6,500 yen children on weekends; +82-2-1330.

LITTLE PRINCE LIGHTING FESTIVAL (Gyeonggi province): Through Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Petite France, French Culture Village with Flower and Stars decorated with lighting,; 8,000 won adults, 6,000 won youths, 5,000 won children; +82-31-584-8200.

LIGHTING FESTIVAL (Gyeonggi province): Through March 13, 5:30-9 p.m., until 11 p.m. Saturdays; Festival at the Garden of Morning Calm is the biggest festival of lights in South Korea, illuminated with 30,000 lights; take a bus bound for Cheonggyeong Bus Terminal from Sangbong Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal; +82-2-1330.

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