ILLUMINATION GARDEN AT ASHIKAGA FLOWER PARK (Tochigi prefecture): Ends Jan. 23, 3:30-9 p.m. weekdays & 3:30-9:30 p.m., weekends & holidays; illuminations throughout the garden including Japanese wisteria and “Snow World” using 1,300,000 lights and 800,000 LEDs; 15-minute drive from Sano Fujioka I.C. on Tohoku Expres; 600 yen adults, 300 yen children; 0284-91-4939;

COUNTRY FARM GERMAN VILLAGE WINTER ILLUMINATION (Chiba prefecture): Ends Feb. 13, 4-8 p.m.; one of the biggest illuminations in Japan with 2,000,000 LEDs; 1,000 yen for one vehicle, 500 yen for walk-ins; 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.

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Ends Feb. 14, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tokyo Dome City is lit with 1,500,000 LED lights; Sobu Line Suidobashi Station; 03-5800- 9999.

SHINJUKU TERRACE CITY ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Ends Feb. 14, 5 p.m.-midnight; decorated with blue & white lights; Shinjuku Terrace City Event Park, one-minute walk from JR Shinjuku South exit;

MARUNOUICHI BUILDING BRIGHT CHRISTMAS (Tokyo): Until Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; 220 trees with 850,000 champagne gold LED lights; one-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station; 03-5218-5100; (Japanese only).

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