Best Illumination Spots in Tokyo

Keyakizaka Illumination

Dates: Nov 11 – Dec 25
Time: 17:00 – 23:00

Led Lights: 800,000

One of the most iconic illumination sites in Tokyo, you’re likely to have seen it multiple times on Instagram. A 400m row of glittering white trees will lead your eyes to a glowing orange Tokyo Tower.

Shibuya Blue Cave

Dates: Dec 8 – Dec 25
Time: 17:00 – 22:00
LED Lights: 600,000

This 800m stretch of illuminated trees offers an immersive experience sure to blow you away. Expect huge crowds, but the experience is worth it and we can guarantee you won’t be feeling blue when you’re there.

Meguro Mina no Illumi

Dates: Nov 11 – Jan 8
Time: 17:00 – 22:00
LED Lights: 350,000

Can’t wait for sakura season? No problem, you can experience an electrifying spring illumination stretching all 2.2km of Meguro River. A popular spot for a night walk in any season, you can’t go wrong with checking this off your list of things to do in Tokyo.

Hibiya Magic Time Illumination

Dates: Nov 11 – Feb 14
Time: 17:00 – 23:00
LED Lights: Unknown

The illuminations here are inspired by the Milky Way and aurora. From the 6th floor of Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, you’ll also be treated to the impressive view of Hibiya Street and the Imperial Palace Gardens. To top things off, you can include Japan’s most famous monster in your photos.

Marunouchi Illumination

Dates: Nov 11 – Feb 2
Time: 15:00 – 24:00

LED Lights: 1.2 million

Tokyo Station is a place you’ll pass by whether you’re arriving from another prefecture or coming back from a day trip. Be sure to stop by this classy display of lights via the Nihonbashi Exit. You’ll also be glad to know that the lights are powered by natural energy sources. Did we mention this awesome site is a 15 minute stroll away from our Ginza East property?

Cover Photo: Leo Okuyama