illumination

Witness the Beautiful City of Osaka Get Illuminated with Candles at This Event!

Watch one of the busiest areas in Osaka (大阪) light up with candles for two hours as buildings and business establishments around switch off their lights in an effort of creating environmental awareness and saving energy. The event is called “One Million People’s Candle Night @ Osaka City (100万人のキャンドルナイト @ OSAKA CITY)” and is organized…

3 Cherry Blossom Activities in Roppongi This Spring 2017

When taking a look at a list of hanami (花見; flower viewing) spots in Tokyo (東京), you would normally see Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑), Meguro River (目黒川), Imperial Palace (皇居), Ueno Park (上野公園), and the likes. These are awesome spots to enjoy the cherry blossoms, surely, but don’t forget that Roppongi (六本木) has its own sets…

Do You Know This Area Offers Viewing Mt. Fuji, Sakura and Light Displays All in One?

When foreigners think about Japan, the representative Mt. Fuji (富士山) may first come to mind. When most visitors plan to see Mt. Fuji, they may imagine Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県) as a destination to see Japan’s most famous landmark. However, there is another area – Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) – where visitors can enjoy not only seeing…

4 of the Most Impressive 2016-2017 Winter Illuminations in Japan

Winter is already here and the best way to celebrate it is, of course, to decorate all the city streets with colorful bright lights to express the joy of the season. While all countries do their best to impress their citizens with the blindingly bright decorations, there is something about the holiday season in Japan…

See 4 Million Lights Sparkle at This Illumination Event in Izu, Japan

As the end of 2016 approaches, there is a wide array of winter illumination events taking place all over Japan. Due to time constraints, it is impossible to visit every single event. However, here is an event that you should not miss this winter as it’s reputed to be the world’s largest flower field of…

3 Things That Make This Illumination Wonderland a Must-Visit in Japan

With the recent hype about Mie’s ninja museums (伊賀流忍者博物館) and trick houses, you may be lured to go out of your way just to catch a glimpse of these innovative and fun attractions. Yet, another thing you need to know is that beyond shinobis (ninjas) and shurikens, Mie (三重) has another ace up its sleeve…

The 3 Must-See Illumination Events in Hokkaido This Winter 2016-2017

While most of Japan is just entering or in the midst of autumn, northern Hokkaido is already making preparations to welcome the onset of its famous freezing winter. Usually, the date of the first snowfall for the winter is seen as an indicator of the season’s arrival. This year, winter seems to have come earlier…

Join the Fun at the Fall and Winter Events of Yomiuriland This 2016

Yomiuriland (よみうりランド) is one of the popular Japanese amusement parks in Tokyo. Located on the hillsides of Inagi City (稲城市), Yomiuriland has been welcoming and entertaining visitors since 1964. Last 2015, the total number of visitors reachjed over 1.7 million. They also launched “GUJJOBA! (グッジョバ!!)” or the Good Job Park in March 2016 where you…

Visit This Heartwarming Fall Festival in Gifu and See the Trees Upside Down!

Boasting an area measuring 3,500 square meters, Sogi Park is a huge park located in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture. A popular thing to do in this park is to go see the ‘upside down momiji (Maple leaves)’, and admire the beauty of the autumn leaves upside down. If you are curious to know what this…

3 Things that Prove the Winter Fun Isn’t Over in Hakodate!

The city of Hakodate is completely covered in white in winter and it features a couple of festivals in the months of January and February. Between the snow sculptures, illuminations and other charming sights, this city has everything you want in a winter event. Let’s see what makes Hakodate the best winter spot in Japan.…
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