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Nabana No Sato Winter Illumination 2022-2023

Discover the beauty and magic of Japanese gardens at night

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The Japanese love their gardens, and with the arrival of LED technology, there are new opportunities to showcase garden art not only during the day but also during the night. Every year starting from mid-October to early May, Nagashimacho island in Kuwana attracts thousands of visitors who come to see Nabana No Sato Winter Illumination.

Nabana no Sato is a theme park and garden in Kuwana City, in Tokai Region, that is home to one of the largest lights display in the country. The large variety of flowers and vegetation in the garden is showcased by amazing illuminated installations.

The Nagashima Resort is especially popular among Japanese vacationers. It features an amusement park with rides, a water park, many restaurants, a mall, and hot springs. Large Japanese gardens are beautiful in full bloom during spring and summer, with colorful carpets of tulips, cosmos, daisies, and begonias. However, over eight million LED flowers and trees during winter gather even bigger crowds. The huge display illuminates the area of 210,000 square meters.

A beautiful lake and LED-lit Mount Fuji, an illuminated forest, and a glowing tunnel are among the major highlights of Nabana No Sato. The park is located about 80 km (50 miles) east of Kyoto.

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