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Romantic Winter Lights in Tokyo – Winter 2017

Tokyo Midtown

Winter lights (which are called “illumination” in Japan) are literally the “highlight” of Tokyo’s winter season. Since there are quite a lot of LED light installations throughout the city we would like to introduce our three favorite spots!

Drifting through a sea of ​​lights! Tokyo Midtown Winter Illumination

“Tokyo Midtown” in Roppongi is one of the famous spots for winter lights. With a total of about 510,000 lights, this year’s illumination is specially luxurious as it is the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown.

Tokyo Midtown

The entrance area of Tokyo Midtown – keep on walking down the street

Start walking from the tree-lined avenue on the left side of Tokyo Midtown (seen from the main entrance) and you will get a full course menu of winter lights.

Tokyo Midtown

At the blue LED area – there is a bridge for pedestrians from where you can take beautiful pictures

After golden trees and lights that look as if snow is falling into a giant champagne glass, you will reach the new artistic “Stardust Zone”.

Stardust Zone

Stardust Zone

Finally, you arrive at a park area, where you can see a huge installation of lights and music: “Starlight Garden 2017”.

Starlight Garden 2017

Starlight Garden 2017

With the whole lawn covered with LEDs, there is a special show for every day of the week! It’s the perfect date course!

Duration: until December 25, 2017 (Monday)

Tokyo Midtown Illumination:


Roppongi Hills: heartwarming lights in the city

At Roppongi Hills, various areas are lighted up. Every corner is filled with beautiful Christmas decorations.

Firstly, “Roppongi Keyakizakadori” glows as bright as snow in a full moon night. Overlooking the winter lights, you can even see Tokyo Tower. This might be the spot where you can “feel” winter in Tokyo the most. As the lights change to amber depending on the time, the atmosphere changes to a romantic setting for sharing a special moment with a loved one.

Keyakizaka Street

Moreover, at “Mori Garden” (which is a 2 minute walk from Keyakizaka-dori) the water surface of the pond there is also glowing like a well from a fairy tale.

You will also find big, unique Christmas trees at “66 Plaza” and “West Walk” at Roppongi Hills.

Getting in the right mood for Christmas is easy when looking at these trees

Christmas season at Roppongi Hills is a special experience. Climb the observation deck, explore the German style Christmas market and listen to a Christmas concert. There is something for everyone!

Duration: until December 25, 2017 (Monday)

Roppongi Hills Illumination:


“Beauty and the Beast” – The Story of True Love – at Caretta Shiodome

Every year, Caretta Shiodome has a breathtaking winter lights installation in front of the building. This year, the theme of the event is inspired by the movie “Beauty and the Beast”. The theme had been chosen by a twitter posting campaign as the opening event for the 15th anniversary event.

At Caretta Shiodome

The main tree is a “magical rose” that appears in the movie. A tower of lights sparkles and glows to the soundtrack of the movie. You might see some visitors being deeply moved by the miracle of “true love” – as seen in the famous movie.

In addition, there are some special treats! The is an exhibition of special costumes from “Beauty and the Beast”, a panel exhibition (at the 46th floor of Caretta Shiodome), a Rose Wall, and for all instagrammers: a “Beauty and the Beast” frame digital photo spot.

Duration: until February 14, 2018 (Wednesday)
(excluding January 1st and 2nd, 2018)

Caretta Shiodome Illumination:

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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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