Best Illuminations in Tokyo

Best Winter Illuminations in Tokyo

Explore the magic of Tokyo’s winter nights with the Best Winter Illuminations in Tokyo. From dazzling displays to enchanting light shows. Discover the city’s most captivating and festive spectacles that illuminate the season with a touch of wonder.

Keyakizaka Illumination

“Keyakizaka Illumination” transforms Roppongi’s tree-lined avenue into a silver wonderland. About 800,000 LED bulbs illuminate the surroundings, spanning 400 meters. Capture the spectacle near “Tiffany” and “Roppongi Tsutaya Bookstore.” While visiting, explore vibrant illuminations at Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza, adding festive colors to the atmosphere. Experience the holiday spirit in Tokyo!

Period: November 6 (Monday) – December 25 (Monday), 2023
Time: 17:00 – 23:00
*Lighting start time may vary on the first day only.
Location: Roppongi Keyakizaka Street

Marunouchi Illumination

In its 22nd year, the Marunouchi Illumination adorns Tokyo Station and Marunouchi Nakadori. Over 1.2 million champagne gold LED bulbs illuminate 360 street trees, creating a stunning atmosphere. From late November to Christmas, Gyoko-dori will also be aglow. Walk through Marunouchi, and immerse yourself in the winter cityscape.

Period: November 16, 2023 (Thursday) – February 18, 2024 (Sunday)
Location: Around Tokyo Station and Marunouchi Nakadori Street

Disney Animation

Disney animation-themed Christmas illuminations brighten up the Marunouchi area, gracing not only the Marunouchi Building but also several other buildings in the vicinity. Infuse the city center nights with a dreamy spectacle, reminiscent of a fantasy story.

Period: November 16 (Thursday) – December 25 (Monday), 2023
Locations: Marunouchi Building, Shin-Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi Oazo, Marunouchi Brick Square, etc.

Tokyo Skytree Town Illumination

Tokyo Skytree Town is set to host a breathtaking illumination event with around 460,000 twinkling light bulbs celebrating Christmas. Amidst the festive atmosphere, an impressive 8-meter-tall Christmas tree, draped in snow, awaits. Accompanied by lively music and light projection mapping featuring the beloved character “Sorakara-chan,” the event promises a magical experience. Explore various locations to witness the enchanting glow of special Christmas-themed lighting, fully immersing yourself in the spirit of the season.


“Blue Cave SHIBUYA” transforms the area from Shibuya Koen Dori in Tokyo to the zelkova trees in Yoyogi Park into a mesmerizing winter wonderland bathed in vivid blue light. Experience the magic of approximately 770,000 illuminations, creating a fantastical atmosphere. This year marks the debut of a Christmas market featuring around 20 stores. Enjoy the illumination while shopping for a variety of gourmet food and miscellaneous goods.

Period: December 1 (Friday) – December 25 (Monday), 2023
Location: Yoyogi Park zelkova trees from Shibuya Koen Street

Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2023

One of the world’s largest Christmas trees made by a 3D printer has appeared inside Omotesando Hills in Tokyo. The tree is made up of approximately 500 “snowflakes” that emit a clear glow, illuminating the interior of the facility with their gorgeous sparkle. A special sound and light production with the theme of “Ice and Fire” is held every 20 minutes, so be sure to check it out when you visit.

Period: November 9 (Thursday) – December 25 (Monday), 2023
Location: Omotesando Hills

Shinagawa Illumination 2023 with XR City

“Shinagawa Illumination 2023 with XR City” will be held at Shinagawa Season Terrace, Shinagawa Konan area, and other areas, where illuminations with a “waterside” theme will be held. A fantastic space of sparkling blue light spreads out, including a grand staircase that resembles a gentle water surface. You can also enjoy a collaboration with “XR City,” where a virtual whale appears when you hold your smartphone over it.

Period: December 1 (Friday) – December 25 (Monday), 2023 *Canceled in case of stormy weather
Location: Shinagawa Season Terrace and 6 other spots in the Shinagawa Konan area

Hibiya Magic Time Illumination 2023

“Hibiya Magic Time Illumination 2023” will be held in the Hibiya area, centered around Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, with its gorgeously colored illuminations based on the concept of “magical moments.” Seven trees will be decorated in the Hibiya Step Plaza and Grand Staircase area in front of Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, enveloping the area with colorful illumination lights.

Period: November 16, 2023 (Thursday) – February 14, 2024 (Wednesday)
Location: Hibiya area (Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, Hibiya Nakadori, Hibiya Chante)


The 2023 theme for Tokyo Dome City’s illumination is “LOL” (SHOW). Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere featuring animated light gimmicks, playful decorations, and interactive spaces designed for laughter with family, friends, or even solo enjoyment. Curated by comedian Shohei Nagata of Chocolate Planet, the area showcases unique performances, including “Theatrical Illuminations,” providing an opportunity to savor the glimmering lights while experiencing the humor akin to a comedian.

Period: November 21, 2023 (Tuesday) – February 29, 2024 (Thursday)
Location: Tokyo Dome