It’s winter illumination season again in Japan

It’s winter illumination season again in Japan

Stripes Japan

Though this year has been a challenge, the holiday season is upon us. The usual seasonal activities are not really ideal this year, but, if for you, the holiday isn’t the same without a bit of bright lights and festive trees, then keep reading. Some of the illumination displays set up at parks within driving distance of the bases offer a great opportunity to get out, enjoy a fresh walk, social distance and have at least a little taste of the holidays we could all use right about now. So, grab your face mask, sanitizer, and head out to these outdoor displays for some holiday cheer.

Yokohama Minato Mirai Illuminations, Kanagawa


Address: Yokohama Station East Exit- Minato Mirai Grand Mall Park-Sakura Dori
Website: http://ymm21-illumination.jp/
Admission: Free.
From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Runs through Feb 14, 2021

The Jewel of Shonan, Kanagawa


Address: 2-chome-3-28 Enoshima Fujisawa, Kanagawa 251-0036
Website: https://enoshima-seacandle.com/event/shonannohoseki/
Admission: Prices vary by attraction from 200 yen per adult/100 yen per child up to 800 yen per adult/350 yen per child. Group prices, one day passes available.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Runs through Mar. 7, 2021

Flower Fantasy – the Garden of Illuminated Flowers 2020-2021, Tochigi


Address: 607 Hasamacho, Ashikaga, Tochigi 329-4216
Website: https://www.ashikaga.co.jp/flowerfantasy_special2020/jp/
Admission: Adults 1,000 yen Children 500 yen
From 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. on weekends)
Runs through Feb. 7, 2021
*Please follow base guidelines set by your command if, and when, you decide to travel. Locations above require temperature checks, face masks, and adhere to social-distancing practices.

With information and photos from Metropolis Japan.

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