Winter Illuminations

Enjoy a trip to Fuji-Q Highland for ice skating in a rink decorated with illuminations.

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ILLUMINATION GARDEN AT ASHIKAGA FLOWER PARK (Tochigi prefecture): Through Feb. 5, 4:30-9 p.m. weekdays, until 9:30 p.m. weekends & holidays; different illuminations throughout the garden decorated with 2,500,000 LEDs; 15-minute drive from Sano Fujioka I.C. on Tohoku Express; 700 yen adults, 350 yen children; 0284-91-4939. 

WINTER ELEGANCE 2014: Through Feb. 15, 5-8:30 p.m.; illumination at Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa, 15-minute walk from Naha Airport; free; 098-891-6000.

SOUTHEAST BOTANICAL GARDEN NIGHT DECORATION: Through Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m.; Illumination and more; 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.  

MARUNOUICHI ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Through Feb. 15, 5-11 p.m., until midnight in Dec.; 240 trees decorated with more than 1 million champagne gold LEDs on the streets on Marunouch area (Otemachi and Yurakucho); JR Tokyo Station; 03-5218-5100.

DANCE WITH TWINKLE LIGHTS AT SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 2014-2015 (Saitama prefecture): Through Feb. 15, 5p.m.-midnight; illumination set tomusic at Keyaki Hiroba of Saitama Super Arena; Saitama Shin Toshin Station on JR Keihin Tohoku, Utsunomiya and Takasaki Lines; 048-601-1122.   

YOMIURILAND JEWELLUMINATION (Tokyo): Through Feb. 15, 4-8 p.m.; 3 million LEDs; 4015-1, Yanokuchi, Inagi City, 5 km from Chofu I.C., Chuo Expressway; 1,000 yen adults, 500 yen junior and senior high school students, 1,800 yen  adults for admission and free rides, except Ferris wheel & gondola, 1,300 yen ages 3-17; 044-966-1111.

ATSUGI BRILLIANT STORY 2014 (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Feb. 14, 5-11 p.m.; more than 50,000 lights decorated with the theme of White Town at Hon Atsugi Station North Square; Hon Atsugi Station on Odakyu-Line; 046-225-2840.


TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER ILLUMINATION: Through Feb. 16, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; commemorating 26th anniversary of founding Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Dome City is lit with more than 2 million LED lights in the theme of Lights’ Promenade on Tokyo Dome and more; JR Suidobashi Station on Sobu Line Suidobashi Station or Korakuen Station on Marunouchi Line; 03-5800-9999. 

FOREST ILLUMINATION AT RYUO STATION (Yamanashi prefecture): Through Feb. 28, 5-9 p.m.; Sengataki, a waterfall, on south exit created by 120,000 LEDs, and more; Ryuo Station on Chuo Line; 055-278-1708.

YOKOHAMA COSMO WORLD WINTER FANTASY 2014 (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Feb. 28, sunset to midnight; features 82-foot tree decorated with 270,000 LEDs and the Cosmo Clock Ferris wheel decorated with pink-red lights; three-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station on Minato Mirai Line; free admission but pay per ride; 045-641-6591. 

HIROSAKI ELECTICAL FANTASY (Aomori prefecture): Through Feb. 28, sunset-11 p.m.; illumination at JR Hirosaki Station, Ekidote Promenade, Sakura Odori streets, Hirosaki Castle and more, along with western-style buildings built in Meiji and Tasho Period in streets of Hirosaki city; JR Hirosaki Station; 0172-35-3131.  

WINTER ILLUMINATION “4 SEASONS” AT TOBU ZOO (Saitama prefecture): Through  Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m.;illumination showing a cherry tree’s changes in four seasons; 10-minute walk from Tobu Zoo (Dobutsu Koen) Station on Tobu Isesaki Line; admission is 700 yen adults, 500 yen children; admission and rides is 2,000 yen adults, 1,700 yen children; 0480-93-1200.

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 Jan. and 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. 


AMERICAN VILLAGE MIHAMA TOWN RESORT ILLUMINATION: Through Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m.-midnight; illumination with the theme of illusion by lights and arts at this resort, Chatan town, 35-minute ride from Naha Airport; free; 098-926-3322.

KANUCHA RESORT STARDUST FANTASY: Through Feb. 28, 7-11 p.m.; commemorating 15th anniversary Kanucha Resort’s illumination, with one million LED lights in the theme of Celebrations synced with music; 80-minute ride from Naha Airport; 3,000 yen/vehicle, 2,000 yen /vehicle in advance, free for a stay or a dinner; 0980-55-8880.

GARDEN ILLUMINATION BLUE OCEAN FANTASY: Through Feb. 28, sunset-midnight; 80,000 LED lights featuring fantasy world with the theme Red Christmas & New Year 2015 on ocean near Renaissance Resort Okinawa, five-minute drive from Ishikawa I.C. on Okinawa Express or a 70-minute drive from Naha Airport; free; 098-965-0707.

KARIYUSHI OCEANSPA MILLION FANTASY: Through Feb. 28, 7-11 p.m.; with one million LED lights synced with music; 3,000 yen/vehicle.

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. 

South Korea

THE LE PETIT PRINCE STAR LIGHT FESTIVAL (Gyeonggi province): Through Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; 1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun; 8,000 won adults, 6,000 won ages 14-19, 5,000 won ages 3-13; +82-2-1330.

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