Tagged illumination

11 Must-see Winter Illuminations in Tokyo

Winter is almost here, but in Tokyo, the lights are already shining brightly. It’s one of the things I love most about the city. And the season. Every year in late November and early December, millions of tiny, glittering bulbs illuminate parks, plazas and shopping districts throughout Tokyo. Some displays last for quite a while…

Blossoms & Bubbly in Tokyo

Springtime in Japan is all about cherry blossoms. Tiny pink blooms sprout from trees sprinkled about in most streets, parks, and neighborhoods in practically every town and city. Festivals and illuminations are plentiful, and in Tokyo Midtown they celebrate the season with an enchanting viewing of sakura trees and bottles of bubbly.

All of the Lights in Inagi

In many countries, city streets light up for a few weeks during the holiday season. But in Japan, there are winter illuminations. Thousands of lights twinkle brightly in beautiful patterns, sometimes synchronized with music. Streets, parks, and specific sections of cities light up in November and stay lit through early January. Some even keep their…