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Tokyo illuminations 2016-17

Discover the beauty of the wintertime city – it's your guide to the top Tokyo light-ups

Yebisu Garden Place – always one of Tokyo's top spots for illuminations

The days may be getting shorter and colder, but even so, Tokyo doesn't turn into a dark and desolate place at this less than cheery time of year. In fact, the city transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland as millions of colourful lights are displayed in trees, on and around buildings, and even on landmarks like Tokyo Tower.

We've listed our top picks of where to admire these illuminations, which are of course best enjoyed in good company. Grab a group of friends, bring your family, or invite that special someone – Tokyo's about to show you its brightest wintery charms.

Tokyo's finest light-up shows

Odaiba VenusFort x Naked Inc

Naked Inc, known for their multifarious light-up installations, are taking over Odaiba's VenusFort for a Christmas-inspired projection mapping session. VenusFort's medieval European-inspired interior, complete with an open-domed ceiling in the atrium, means the installation invokes a somewhat fairytale-like world...

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VenusFort , Odaiba Until Saturday March 25 2017

Sagamiko Illumillion

The risquely named Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest will be again be pulling out all the stops for its winter illumination show: the Illumillion supposedly uses the largest amount of lights in the entire Kanto region (around six million LEDs). The production has once again been renewed and features a wide range of colours, accompanying music, and light constructions...

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Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest , Sagamiko Until Sunday April 9 2017

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jade
jade

Hi!  If i only have 1 night and a veeery limited time to see a winter illumination and can only choose between the Marunouchi illumination versus the Tokyo Dome, which would you recommend please?  Thank you in advance!