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The best way to enjoy Tokyo’s Christmas season: Beautiful Christmas Lights in Tokyo 2019!

Tokyo Midtown

In the Christmas season, the city of Tokyo is brilliantly illuminated by Christmas lights (called illuminations). There are romantic settings, lights shows, and various other beautiful styles you have to see! Here are some of the best Christmas lights spots in Tokyo not to miss!

Roppongi

Around Christmas, Roppongi turns into a city of lights…

Roppongi Hills

The LEDs on the trees of Keyakizaka Street right behind Roppongi Hills Arena are shining like stars in a galaxy. Looking down from the top of a pedestrian bridge close by, you can see the orange glowing Tokyo Tower emerging from the sea of lights. If you visit Tokyo in winter, don’t miss it!

This photo is from 2018. The theme for 2019 is “SNOW & BLUE”.

A visit to the Roppongi Hills German Christmas Market is also a must!

Period: Currently being held until December 25, 2019
https://www.roppongihills.com/sp/christmas/2019/illumination/index.html
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/oHTzJNW1zmM6omav7

Tokyo Midtown

bubbles

The bubbles are fun to watch – and to pop

The annual Christmas lights show “Starlight Garden” is very futuristic and creative. A fantastic 4-minute show using about 190,000 LEDs will be held every 12 minutes.

These bubbles pop and some mystical smoke will come out of them!

The lights at the “Starlight Road” right next to the venue are spectacular, too. If you look at the beautiful sight from one of the restaurants, this must be sooo romantic!

Period: November 26-December 25, 2019
https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/event/xmas/illumination/stlgarden.html
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bLctEPQFXtzj1Awg7

Caretta Shiodome

Caretta's illuminations

Caretta’s illuminations are a MUST for Disney fans!

All Disney fans gather to watch the Christmas lights show of Caretta Shiodome. This year’s theme is “Arabian Night”. The trees in the square light up and change color to the beats of the movie soudtrack from “Aladdin”. Walking around the square and taking photos is a lot of fun. This is a great spot especially when travelling with children.

Illuminations are held until Valentine’s Day so you might get the chance to see it even if you come to Japan after Christmas. Photos from last year’s Beauty and the Beast themed illumination.

Period: Currently being held, until February 14, 2020
http://www.caretta.jp/Illumination/
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/6igsUb7PDTmY11XP7

With this variety of Christmas lights waiting for you, you might even wish that the sun goes down quicker! Have fun and please enjo Tokyo’s festive season!

Caretta Shiodome

The lights aren’t “just lights”. Look, how beautiful they are!!

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I was born and raised in Kiel/Germany. When I was 16 I came to Japan for the first time. I fell in love with this beautiful country, so I returned after my university graduation. Since then, I have been living in Tokyo - and I don't plan to change anything about that ;-) My hobbies are taking a stroll around the city, taking photos and drinking coffee.

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