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AKASAKA SACAS ILLUMINATION 2014-2015 (Tokyo): Through March 6, 4 p.m.-midnight; 1,670 LEDs; Akasaka Station on Chiyoda Line; 03-3746-6666.
SHIROYONE SENMAIDA ILLUMINATION (Ishikawa prefecture): Through March 15, for four hours after sunset, Shiroyone’s Senmaida are Japan’s historic rice paddy terraces and one of the most scenic places in Ishikawa prefecture; enjoy 21,000 LEDs lit by solar energy on footpaths between rice paddy terraces. The best time to view is 7-8 p.m.; 20-minute shuttle from Wajima Station, 500 yen adults, 250 yen kids or 40-minute ride from Noto Kuko (Airport) I.C. on Noetsu Express; 0768-23-1146.
ILLUMINATION AT FUJI-Q HIGHLAND (Yamanashi prefecture): Through March 29, closed Feb. 10; illumination with 55,000 lights at three ice skating rinks; 5-6-1, Nishihara, Fuji-Yoshida city, in front of Lake Kawaguchi I.C. on Chuo Express; 1,400 yen adults, 800 yen kids; 1,000 yen shoe rental; 0555-23-2111.
LAGUNA WINTER FESTIVAL (Aichi prefecture): Through March 31, 5-10 p.m.; illumination with 3-D laser performances at Laguna Gamagori, the ocean theme park; 2,150 yen ages 12+; free shuttle from JR & Meitetsu Gamagori Stations; 0533-58-2700.
COUNTRY FARM GERMAN VILLAGE WINTER ILLUMINATION 2014 (Chiba prefecture): Through March 31, 4-8 p.m.; one of the biggest illuminations in Japan with 2 million LEDs in the theme of Shangri-La; 2,000 yen for one vehicle after 3 p.m., 500 yen for walk-in; 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): Through April 12, 5-9:30 p.m. weekends Feb. and March 20-April 5; fantasy world created by 5 million LEDs in sync 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; 600 yen adults, 400 yen kids, 1,000 yen to park; 042-685-1111.
CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATION AT HOTEL NIKKO ALIVIA: Through June 30, sunset-midnight; commemorating 20th anniversary of hotel’s opening with illumination using 80,000 LEDs; 60-minute ride from Naha Airport; 098-982-9111.
ISHIGAKI CAVE ILLUMINATION: year-round, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; enjoy illumination in the 2,132-foot cave filled with coral reefs; Ishigaki Cave, 10-minute ride from Ishigaki Port or 30-minute ride from Ishigaki Airport; 1,080 yen adults, 540 yen children; 0980-83-1550.