Christmas Illumination in Tokyo

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Seasonal illuminations in Japan have become extremely popular over the past 20 years. Occurring predominantly around Christmas time, Tokyo has jumped on the bandwagon in a big way. Suitable for all ages and definitely worth checking out, illumination has become an integral part of the “Japanese experience”
Below are some great locations to view this very Japanese spin on Christmas and the New Year.

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Ebisu Garden Place
November 8, 2014 to January 12, 2015
16:00 to 24:00
Yebisu Garden Place features an illumination event called “Baccarat Eternal Lights” with a huge crystal chandelier, decorated trees and illuminated areas. Enjoy the warmth and amazing spectacle just a 30sec walk from the Ebisu Skywalk Exit (Located at JR Ebisu Station)

Access by Train

-3 min walk from upstairs exit of JR Ebisu Station on the Yamanote Line (via Ebisu Skywalk)
-5 min walk from Exit 1 of Ebisu Station on the Hibiya Line (after exiting station take large escalator into Artre Department store and walk through to Ebisu Skywalk)

Roppongi

Roppongi Hills

November 4, 2014 to December 25, 2014
17:00 to 23:00 (until 24:00 at 66 Plaza)
The theme for this year is “Artelligent Christmas”. Keyakizaka Street will have a Galaxy illumination: “Snow & Blue” and “Candle & Red”, projecting two completely different atmospheres. 66 Plaza, the main plaza in front of the Mori Tower will also have an eight meter tall symbol tree with LED lights within and the West Walk area will display a huge chandelier made of glittering feathers.
Always a glamourous experience that brings out the excitement of Roppongi.

Access by Train
-Zero-minute walk from Exit 1C of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (direct link to concourse)
-Four-minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
-Five-minute walk from Exit 7 of Azabu-Juban Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
-Eight-minute walk from Exit 4 of Azabu-Juban Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

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Tokyo Midtown

November 13, 2014 to December 25, 2014
17:00 to 23:00
Tokyo Midtown’s “Midtown Christmas” involves multiple illumination areas around the Midtown complex. The “Starlight Garden” is a particularly popular and attractive display located in the park behind the main tower.

Access by Train
-Toei Oedo Line
Direct link from Roppongi Station [Exit 8] -Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Direct link via underground passageway from Roppongi Station [Exit 4a] -Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
A 3-minute walk from Nogizaka Station [Exit 3] -Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
A 10-minute walk from Roppongi-itchome Station [Exit 1]

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