Tokyo Illumination Festival 2014

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Early winter in Tokyo will never be dark as thousands of LED light illuminated the city, giving warm feeling to every passerby. Tokyo illumination festival usually starts end of November to Christmas day annually. Illumination is part of winter attraction and the most awaited event to begin the season.
There are several illumination spots in Japan. In Tokyo alone,  the illumination festival takes place in famous tourists’ sites.

Here are the most famous illumination spots in Tokyo:

 

Nakameguro

Over thousands of LED lights set up on sakura trees along Meguro river. This winter’s illumination theme was “Ao No Dokutsu” or blue cavern. This illumination attracted so many visitors and because of so many enthusiasts the illumination only took place on weekdays.

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Roppongi Hills

“Artelligent Christmas” was the theme of of Keyakizaka street illumination. The colour of the light changes from white to red turning the street into the brightest place in Tokyo.

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Tokyo Midtown

Taking place within Midtown complex in Roppongi, this year illumination’s theme is “Midtown’s Christmas”. Tokyo Midtown’s illumination spot is one of the most visited illumination site. Because of that, people start flocking the area as early as 4 pm trying to secure the best spot for pictures taking.

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Marunouchi

Although there are several illumination spots within Marunouchi area, the Nakadori street is the most popular. Nakadori street’s strategic location that is adjacent to offices, cafes and shopping arcade, makes this illumination spot the most accessible for many people especially those working nearby.

 

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station illumination 2014 held different vibe to many people because it was held to commemorate 100 years’ station anniversary. For this reason alone, there were so many people came and enjoyed Tokyo Station’s illumination.

 

Caretta Shiodome

Located within walking distance from Ginza,the  Caretta Shiodome illumination theme this year was “Canyon D’Azur”. People particularly were interested in light tunnel within the illumination area and 20 minutes session of illumination show.

 

Odaiba

The illumination was slightly different than other spots in Tokyo as it took place inside the Venus Fort mall. The Venus Fort mall is famous shopping spot especially for tourists coming from southeast Asia. Although there were not as many LED lights as other famous illumination spots, many people were still interested in this place. When shopping was involved, illumination was always a bonus.

Where is your popular illumination spot in Tokyo?

 

 

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  1. April 14, 2015

    […] Around 800 or so old Sakura trees spanning along Meguro river bank making this place nothing but beautiful. No picnic space available anywhere near Sakura trees.  There are many cafes and restaurants adjacent to the river but only few has direct view of the river (sadly, crowded with long waiting list when we were there). Meguro river is also famous for illumination festival in December. […]

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