BEST 10 WINTER ILLUMINATION SPOTS IN TOKYO WITH HALAL RESTAURANT INFO!

What would you like to do in winter in Japan? Of course, hot spring, ski and snowboard is nice, but you should not miss the gorgeous winter illumination that brilliantly blight up the city. Don’t know where to go? Here is the best 10 illumination spots to visit in Tokyo area.  Pictures taken with these romantic illumination must be photo-worthy, so it would be very good for Instagram!

1.Yebisu Garden Place 

One of the famous winter illumination spots, Yebisu Garden Place, features the big Christmas tree located at the entrance. Here you can enjoy not only this amazing Christmas tree, but also incredible Baccarat Chandelier in romantic champagne gold color, European style Christmas market with foods and drinks.
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 Photo by Norio Nakayama used under CC

Information

Address
4-20,Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
Access
Approximately 5 minutes from JR Ebisu Station East Exit, by moving sidewalk Ebisu Sky Walk.
Date & Lightning Hours
2 November 2019 to 13 January 2020
16:00~24:00
Phone
+81-3-5423-7111
Halal restaurant nearby
1-23-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022
+81-3-5734-1667
Lunch:11:30 - 14:30/Dinner:17:00 - 21:30 
 

2.Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown, a complex building with many shops, restaurants, and cafes, holds an annual Christmas event “Midtown Christmas”. Tokyo Midtown is decorated with Christmas ornaments and illuminations during the season, but the highlight is “Starlight Garden” located in the park behind the main building. Look at the picture below, over 5,000,000 blue LEDs are beyond description.

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Information

Address
9-7-1, Akasaka, MInato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052
Access
Direct link from Roppongi Station on Toei-Oedo Line
3 minutes walk from Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda Line
Date & Lightning Hours
14 Nov to 25 Dec 2019 (Starlight Garden: 26 Nov to 25 Dec)
17:00~23:00
Phone
+81-3-3475-3100
Halal restaurant nearby
3-20-16, Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0031
+81-3-3403-5397
Lunch:11:30~15:00/Dinner:17:00~22:30
Closed on Sunday

3.Omotesando

The gold-yellow lights are lightning up the Zelkova trees standing on both sides of the poplar shopping street. As about 1.1 km street holds many shops and cafes,  Omotesando would be a perfect place to enjoy shopping and seeing the illumination at once. Lucky for you, it is near from the tourist districts such as Shibuya and Harajuku area, so visit here if you’re around!

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Information

Address
Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 
Access
Short walk from Omotesando, JR Harajiku Station
Date & Lightning Hours
28 November to 25 December 2019
after sunset to 22:00
Phone
N/A
Halal restaurant nearby
1-3-6, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
+81-3-3408-5656
11:30~22:30
 

4.Ao no Dokutsu/Blue Cave

Blue Cave called Ao no Do-kutsu in Japanese is about 800 meters street from Shibuya station to Yoyogi park, illuminated with thousands of blue LED lights. You can either walk from Shibuya station or Yoyogi park, but be sure that the best part of this illumination is at the Yoyogi park end. Isn’t it so romantic if you’re surrounded by this amazing illumination?

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 Information

Address
2-1, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-004
Access
1 minute walk from JR Shibuya Station
Also available from JR Harajuku Station
Date & Lightning Hours
29 Nov to 31 Dec 2019 (till 14 January 2020 at Shibuya Koen Dori Street)
17:00~22:00 (till 5:00 am next day on 31 December 2019)
Phone
N/A
Halal restaurant nearby
3-14-5 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0002
+81-3-5469-2911
12:00~24:00 (17:00~24:00 on Monday)

5.Meguro River

 Meguro River is well known for its best cherry blossom viewing spot in spring, but it also turns into one of the best winter illumination spots.  So, the LEDs lit up the trees alongside the Meguro River are pink which reminds people of cherry blossoms during the season. Enjoy walking the street seeing over 400,000 cherry-colored LEDs!
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Information

Address
2-9 Higashigotanda Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Access
6 minutes walk from JR Gotanda or Osaki Station
Date & Lightning Hours
8 Nov 2019 to 5 January 2020
17:00~22:00
Phone
+81-3-5330-7675
Halal restaurant nearby
2F, Daiichi Tanaka Bldg, 3-5-4, Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, 141-0021
+81-3-6432-5748
Lunch 11:30~14:30/Dinner 17:30~22:00
Closed on Sunday

6.Yokohama Red Blick Christmas Market

It is not located in Tokyo, but not so far from the central Tokyo. You can easily access to Yokohama within 30 minutes by train. This is German traditional style Christmas Market offering sausage, hot wine and hot chocolate and so on. The Christmas Market opens in the daytime and night, but we recommend you visit there in the evening as the decorative illuminations will make you feel like you visit Europe’s Christmas Market! yokohama  

Information

Address
1-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, 231-0001
Access
About 6 minutes walk from "Bashamichi Station" or "Nihon-odori Station” on Minatomirai Line
Date & Lightning Hours
23 Nov to 25 Dec 2019
23 Nov to 14 Dec/16:00~21:00 (till 23:00 for Christmas Tree)
15 Dec to 25 Dec/16:00~22:00 (till 23:00 for Christmas Tree)
Phone
+81-45-227-2002
Halal restaurant nearby
Yokohama Landmark Plaza 4F, 2-2-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-City, Kanagawa 220-0012
+81-45-222-5420
11:00~22:00

7.Marunouchi 

Over 200 trees along Marunouchi’s 1.2km-long Nakado-ri street are covered with millions of champagne-gold LED bulbs. Since all the energy used to light up the city all comes from solar and wind power, this illumination event is called as “Eco illumination”. Don’t worry, the lighting here is as brilliant as other illumination spots. Isn’t it good to see beautiful light up that is friendly to our environment? marunouchi

Information

Address
Naka do-ri, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004
(Also Marunouchi, Marunouchi Naka do-ri)
Access
A short walk from JR/Tokyo Metro Tokyo Station Marunouchi Exit
Date & Lightning Hours
7 Nov 2019 to 16 Feb 2020
17:30~23:00 (17:00~24:00 in December)
Phone
+81-3-5218-5100
Halal restaurant nearby
 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
03-5224-8778
11:00~23:00 

8.White Kitte 

 White Kitte, a Christmas event will be held at JP(Japan Post) Tower KITTE. People are fascinated by this beautiful white Christmas tree which is located on the 1st floor in KITTE as the white one is kind of rare. Some other events such as musical performances are held in front of the tree. We are sure that you can enjoy this Christmas event with your friends, family, and the one you care about.
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InformationInformation

Address
2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access
1 minute walk from JR Tokyo station
Date & Lightning Hours
20 Nov to 25 Dec 2019
17:10~22:40(Monday to Saturday)
17:10~21:40(Sunday)
Phone
+81-3-3216-2811
Halal restaurant nearby
8F Ginza Five-Star Bldg., 5-8-13 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061
+81-3-3263-2381
11:30~22:30 (Monday to Friday)
12:00~22:30 (Saturday&Sunday)

9.Caretta Shiodome 

Caretta Shiodome is a big shopping mall that consists of many shops, cafes, and restaurants, which is located in Shinbashi area. You can easily access here as it is not so far from central Tokyo such as JR Tokyo Station. Caretta Shiodome’s illumination has been collaborated with Disney’s movies in the past years, attracting many people who visit here. Do not miss the romantic collaboration with the fantastic illumination and the soundtrack of the movies! caretta

Information

Address
B2F Caretta Shiodome, 1-8-2, HIgashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-7090
Access
4 minutes walk from JR Shinbashi Station (Shiodome Exit)
Date & Lightning Hours
14 Nov 2019 to 14 Feb 2020 (closed on 1&2 January 2020)
14 Nov to 31 Dec 19/17:00~23:00 
3 Jan to 14 Feb 2020/18:00~23:00
Phone
+81-3-6218-2100 (9:30~18:00)
Halal restaurant nearby
New Shinbashi Building 4F, 2-16-1, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
+81-3-6268-8339
Lunch:11:30~15:00/Dinner:18:00~22:30

10.Yomiuri Land 

Yomiuri land is an amusement park which is located in Inagi-City, Tokyo, where approximately 45 minutes from JR Tokyo Station. Its illumination is called “Jewellumination” as the shining light up looks like jewels by its brightness. Have you ever seen such amusement park that is decorated with thousands of lights? You will definitely be impressed by the illumination throughout  the park. %e3%82%88%e3%81%bf%e3%81%86%e3%82%8a%e3%83%a9%e3%83%b3%e3%83%89

Information

Address
4-1-4015-1, Yanoguchi, Tama-ku, Inagi-City, Tokyo, 206-8725
Access
Approximately 45 minutes from Tokyo Station 75 minutes from Haneda airport, 120 minutes from Narita airport by train 
Date & Lightning Hours
24 Oct 2019 to 6 May 2020 
16:00~20:00
*Illumination not available on 20~23 Jan, 4~6 Feb,  weekdays on 2~19 Mar, 6~24&27~30 Apr, 1 May
Phone
+81-44-966-1111
Halal restaurant nearby
5-27-9, Tamagawa, Chofu-City, Tokyo 182-0025
+81-42-445-2491 
Lunch 11:00~15:00/Dinner 17:30~23:00
So, which winter illumination spot do you like the most? If you spend your time in Tokyo around Christmas season, visit there and find your favorite one!

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