Top 5 Kansai Christmas Illuminations

If you are lucky enough to be in Japan in the holiday season, there are some stunning illuminations and displays in Osaka and Kyoto. While not quite as numerous or as crazy as in Tokyo, they are definitely worth checking them out while you do a bit of Christmas shopping. Japan may not be a Christian country, butContinue reading “Top 5 Kansai Christmas Illuminations”

Top 10 Christmas and New Year’s Illuminations in Tokyo

Tokyo, while not really a religious city in comparison to many, has some really good ‘illuminations’ and ‘light-up’ displays around Christmas and New Year’s. What makes Tokyo so great is that all the main shopping centers, malls and department stores have entered a battle to see who can make the best illuminations. There are allContinue reading “Top 10 Christmas and New Year’s Illuminations in Tokyo”

Shinjuku Christmas Lights

Shinjuku, in central Tokyo, has some great Christmas lights this year.  Stunning winter illuminations line the Southern Terrace, near the Takashimaya department store and Tokyu Hands (great for a bit of cheap Christmas shopping). Access: Take the Southern Terrace exit from Shinjuku station. In Tokyo Opera City Walking along the Southern Terrace Just outside Takashimaya department store More ChristmasContinue reading “Shinjuku Christmas Lights”