Let's see a light display!!
It was started in December, 1995, wishing the peaceful sleep for victims of Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake as well as the rehabilitation for the future. Since then, it has become the symbol of Kobe city every year and supported by million people. The theme of that light display changes every year.
Period : From beginning December to Mid-Dec.
Place : The Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe and The East Park
Time : From Monday to Thursday 6:00pm - 9:30pm / Friday 6:00pm - 10:00pm / Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm / Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Access : Approx. 7 minutes on foot from Motomachi Station (JR Kobe Line)
This is the light display held in Gotemba plateau "Toki no Sumika" which is well-known as refresh resort with greens and lighting. The tunnel is bright with all sorts of flowers.
The show in the fountain provides you fantasy world. The silent aquarium will make you calm and also you cannot miss the 20m Christmas tree and main tower in there. Have a wonderful night!
Period : From late October to Mid-Mar.
Place : Gotemba Kogen Resort "Toki no Sumika" / 719 Koyama, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka
Time : 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Access : Approx. 5 minutes by taxi from Iwanami Station (JR Gotemba Line) / Free shuttle buses are available from JR Gotemba station, Susono station, Iwanami station and Mishima station.
From Shinjuku Station
By Expressway bus [Approx. 100 minutes / 1,680yen]
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal → (Expressway bus : 100 minutes / 1,680yen) → Gotemba Station
It was started in 2010. There are around 4 million lights which are included the newest 7 colors in the world like jewel color, aqua jewel color, lovely jewel color, forest jewel color, and cute jewel color. You can enjoy them at the new area in there. The show in the fountain is renewed since last year.
Period : From Mid-Oct. to Mid-Feb.
Place : Yomiuri Land / 4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo
Time : 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Access : Approx. 5 - 10 minutes by Ropeway "Gondola Sky Shuttle" from Keio Yomiuriland Station (Keio line) / Approx. 10 minutes by Odakyu bus from Yomiuriland-mae Station (Odakyu line)
The Marunouchi-Nakadori street (1.2km) between Yurakucho and Otemachi is decorated with 1 million LED lights. The area will be turned characteristic color.
Period : From Mid-Nov. to Mid-Feb.
Place : Marunouchi Naka-dori etc.. / Around Tokyo station
Time : 5:00pm - 11:00pm (* It will be lighted till 12 a.m. in December.)
Access : Approx. 1 minute on foot from Tokyo Station
The festival is held around Nakanoshima area using its location well like the pond, greens etc. "The wall tapestry" is showed by using the entrance wall of The public Nakanoshima library, LED light display is showed by using south part of city hall street with music. There is also ‘Lighting Marché’ where you can enjoy various Western or Japanese dishes.
Period : From late November to Mid-Jan.
Place : From Osaka city hall to Nakanoshima park
Time : 5:00pm - 10:00pm (Depends on the events)
Access : Yodoyabashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line or Keihan Main Line) / Kitahama Station (Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line or Keihan Main Line) / Naniwabashi Station (Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
This is the 4th year of the right display at Rurikei hot spring resort. It provides you fantasy world display by using 1 million lights. Particularly, you cannot miss the 3D projection mapping this year. This event is directed by the specialist who has also directed some of theme parks.
Period : From late October to beginning April
Place : Rurikei Onsen "Pote-Pote Park" 1-14 Ookawachi Hirotani, Sonobe-cho, Nantan-shi, Kyoto
Time : From sunset to 9:30 p.m. *The entrance will be from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Access : Approx. 30 minutes by shuttle bus from Sonobe Station (JR Sanin Main Line) or Nissei-chuo Station (Nose Railway Nissei Line)