Asakusa is an area that has kept its Edo vibe intact up to now. With such developments as the opening of Tokyo Skytree (R) and Tokyo Skytree Town (R) in 2012, this area is filled with a charming atmosphere that fuses the past and present. During the Christmas season, the establishments that represent this district are lit up by colorful lights to welcome visitors. There is no doubt that you will find yourself in awe of this area’s unique vibe!
The Town Looking Up at Tokyo Skytree Gets Painted in Christmas Colors!
Tokyo Skytree Town (R) Dream Christmas 2017, to be held from November 9, 2017 (Thursday) to March 4, 2018 (Sunday), is set to paint the town with colored candle lights under the theme “kirameku hoshi ga terasu machi” (town glittering with twinkling stars). You have to see the Hikari Garden (garden of lights) – a flowerbed sparkling with colorful illuminations – at the foot of Tokyo Skytree. With special Christmas live shows and other events, the whole town will become fully charged and filled with excitement during the holiday season!
Limited Lighting During the Christmas Season!
From November 9 (Thursday) to December 25 (Monday), guests will be treated to the limited run of the Candle Tree that is inspired by the flame of candles, and the Japan Tree that is designed based on the Japanese fir. This special sight that you can only see during this season is definitely a must-see!
There Are Also Events Limited to the Christmas Season!
At Tokyo Skytree Town, there are other events in store that are bound to bring more excitement to the Christmas season. From December 1 (Friday) to December 25 (Monday), there will be the Tokyo Skytree Town (R) Projection Mapping, wherein the video and graphics will move and dance along with Christmas songs. The lights will be projected onto the walls of the 6th and 7th floors of Tokyo Skytree Town. Meanwhile, at the Solamachi Christmas Market 2017 that is slated to be held from November 9 (Thursday) to December 25 (Monday), the Huette (European-style mountain hut) will debut at the Sky Arena. Here, you can have premium German beers, sweets, hot wines, and other delights, so why not enjoy them while gazing at the beautiful lights?
■ Tokyo Skytree Town (R) Dream Christmas 2017
Venue: Tokyo Skytree Town
Hours: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Access: Short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Skytree Line)
Enjoy an Exciting Moment at Hanayashiki, Which is Illuminated in Cherry Blossom Colors
At the Lumiyashiki 2017 to 2018 that is ongoing today, the Asakusa Hanayashiki – Japan’s oldest amusement park – is lit up in sakura (cherry blossom) colors under the theme “Sakura Roman” (Cherry Blossom Romance)! There are special events for the illumination displays, such as the Oto to Hikari to Mizu ni Yoru Funsui Show (fountain show created by music, lights, and water) that makes use of a water fountain. This event, which will let you enjoy six kinds of attractions in a space filled with lights to your heart’s content, will run until April 1, 2018 (Sunday).
Head on over to Tokyo Skytree Town, which is a famous representative spot of Tokyo today, and Asakusa Hanayashiki that is famous as the oldest amusement park in Japan. With its nostalgic vibe, Asakusa is definitely the place to go for a date during the Christmas season.
■ Lumiyashiki 2017 to 2018
Venue: Asakusa Hanayashiki
Hours: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Access: 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station on Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway, and Tobu Isesaki Lines (Tobu Skytree Line)
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 10.27.2017]
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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