Best time to go to Tokyo

Winter Illumination 2019-2020

Tokyo beats many European capitals as far as Christmas lights are concerned

Winter Illumination in Tokyo 2019 - Best Time
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Tokyo might not be the first Christmas destination that comes to mind, however, it actually looks very romantic and special during the holiday's thanks to cozy Christmas markets and stunning holiday illuminations contributing to already bright neon signs and ads in the city. The greatest thing about Christmas light displays is that they are switched on for the entire winter season from mid-November through to mid-February.

Shinjuku as a primary shopping destination in Tokyo also boasts the brightest lights. Shinjuku Minami Lumi and Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination are the most famous Tokyo Christmas Lights display visible all over the south and west gates of Shinjuku Station.

Shinjuku Southern Terrace illumination 2019
Shinjuku Southern Terrace illumination
Shinjuku Southern Terrace 2019
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Shinjuku Southern Terrace
Christmas Illumination at Shinjuku 2019
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Christmas Illumination at Shinjuku
Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination 2019
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Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination
Shinjuku 2019
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Yebisu Garden Place looks fairy-tale-like during the winter Illumination, featuring over 100,000 LEDs. The main highlight of the garden is the 10-m Christmas tree and a 5-m impressive Baccarat chandelier. Visitors can also stop by a Christmas Market and an ice skate rink.

Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination 2019
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Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination

Roppongi Hills host one of the best Christmas illuminations. Over 700,000 LEDs light up Keyakizaka Street and a few other sites in the area. With Tokyo Tower in the background, this is one of the most photographed spots during the holiday season.

Roppongi Hills 2019
Roppongi Hills
Christmas light show at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo 2019
Christmas light show at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
Christmas light show at Roppongi Hills 2019
Christmas light show at Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills winter illumination 2019
Roppongi Hills winter illumination

Marunouchi Illumination in front of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Exit is one of the oldest in Tokyo. The 1.2 km illuminated street is lit up by one million LED lights hanging on the trees and arching over the promenade.

Marunouchi illumination 2019
Marunouchi illumination

Caretta Shiodome Christmas lights are especially loved by children. Every year the illumination has a different fairy-tale theme, like The Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, and Tangled. The synchronized light and music show features over 250,000 LEDs. The display can be reached from Shiodome or Shimbashi Station.

Caretta Shiodome 2019
Caretta Shiodome
Caretta Shiodome 2019
Caretta Shiodome