One of the most prestigious and most awaited visits that I have been dreaming to experience during my stay in Japan was going to see the wonders of millions of flickering lights in Nabana No Sato Winter Illumination, also known as Touka no Kyouen (Flowers in Winter) . By the name of it, you most definitely know what to expect, right? And without a doubt my experience in the said place did amaze me on so many levels. For so many years before I used to see this place only in the pictures but when I witnessed it myself it was a simply breathtaking and spectacular moment that I will never forget.
Nabana no Sato is a theme park which showcases countless beautiful flowers, particularly tulips and dahlias, in stunning glimmering lights. It is Located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana City. As expected, beautiful flowers on display welcomed me but the total highlight of my entire experience actually was the fairy-like dazzling illuminations.
The entire park is illuminated with more or less 8 million LED lights. The experience of walking inside the tunnel really gave me an extraordinay magical feeling which made me think that I was in a winter wonderland straight out from a Disney’s fairy tale. The mesmerizing tunnel really took my breath away and still leaves me speechless every time I remember it. It’s worth every penny I spent.
Basically, you have to do a lot of walking to maximize the abundant scenery, so I think you will be happy to hear that you can find “ashiyu” or foot bath here. The foot spa is free to use and everyone is welcome to soak their tired feet as well as to warm up from the cold. The water in it come from a natural hot spring.
The natural beauty of the entire park transforms into a magical world when the lights are turned on around dusk. If I were you, I’d visit the park and see for myself what the magic is all about..