Thursday, November 10, 2016

::: Special ::: 2016 Christmas In Tokyo - Episode 1!! Tokyo Midtown Christmas and Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2016!!

Santa Clause is coming to town!!

Are you ready for the Christmas lights in Tokyo?
Episode 1 - Tokyo Midtown and Roppongi Hills

In just a month, the merriest season (to me) is coming to town! In Japan, right after the celebration of Halloween, Christmas decoration and merchandises cannot wait to meet every one!!

Japanese call Christmas lights "Illumination", and you can find lots of "Illumination" events in different places like shopping malls and parks etc.

Among all these Christmas celebration, which ones are worth visiting?? This year, we will pick a few nice ones for you.

Today, in our first episode, we will take you to one of the most popular sightseeing spots Roppongi and look at their Christmas celebration 2016!!

Tokyo Midtown - Midtown Christmas
(2016.11.15 - 2016.12.25)

Picture credited to Tokyo Midtown Management Co., Ltd
Just outside the Tokyo Midtown shopping mall, you can find a garden decorated with thousands of LED lights. How romantic it is walking under these lighted up trees!!

Picture credited to Tokyo Midtown Management Co., Ltd
Beside these "Christmas Trees", there is a special themed light show in the center of the garden every year.  This year, the theme is "Starlight Garden 2016"!

Picture credited to Tokyo Midtown Management Co., Ltd
Blue and white lights are used to create a galaxy for audiences in this 3 and half minutes long light show.

Starlight Garden 2016
Period: 2016.11.15 (Tue.) to 2016.12.25 (Sun.)
Venue: Lawn Square (芝生広場)
Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
Time: 17:00 - 23:00

Roppongi Hills - Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2016
(2016.11.14 - 2016.12.25)

Picture credited to Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Speaking of the Christmas lights in Roppongi, how can we miss the most famous "illumination" on the Keyakizaka (けやき坂). The trees on the whole street are decorated with white and red lights. You can also see Tokyo Tower from here too!

Catch the Power

Among the "Christmas trees", there is a special one which can be controlled by YOU!!

Picture credited to Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Just download the app to your mobile, then you can change the light colors as your like. You can even use the app to take some nice pictures with a specially designed photo frame. (Catch the Power tree is located at the red spot on the map.)

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2016
Period: 2016.11.14 (Mon.) to 2016.12.25 (Sun.)
Venue: Keyakizaka (けやき坂)
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
Time: 17:00 - 23:00

 Tokyo City View - Starry Sky Illumination
(2016.11.23 - 2017.1.29)

Picture credited to Tokyo City View
This year, Tokyo City view is going to reproduce the starry sky as we can see from forest without any lights around. Projection mapping technology will be used to transform the Tokyo night into a starry one!!

Of course, you can see the beautiful Tokyo night view from 52F of the Mori Tower!

You can even go up to the Sky Deck which is located at the top roof of Mori Tower. The night view is just amazing!! How romantic it is!

Starry Sky Illumination
Period: 2016.11.23 (Wed.) to 2017.1.29 (Sun.)
Venue: Tokyo City View
Address: 52F, Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

10:00 - 23:00, last admission at 22:30 (Weekdays and holidays)
10:00 - 01:00, last admission at 24:00 (Friday, Saturday, and days before holidays)
11:00 - 21:00, last admission at 20:30 (Sky Deck)

Admission Fees:
Regular: 1,800 yen (Adults), 1,500 yen (Age 65 and above), 1,200 (High school students and above), 600 yen (Age 4 and above, up to junior high school students)
Sky Deck: 500 yen (Adults, Age 65 and above, High school students and above), 300 yen (Age 4 and above, up to junior high school students)
Note: All prices include consumption tax

If you are coming to visit Tokyo during the Christmas season, why don't you spend a night in Roppongi and take some amazing pictures here!! I bet you must love the Christmas lights here!!

We will show you more nice spots where you can see Christmas lights in Tokyo soon! Please check out our blog again!!

In the meantime, you can read about other interesting spots in Roppongi here:

# Beautiful View ♪ Romantic date at night in a gorgeous place, Tokyo City view in Roppongi Hills

# Night Life ♪ Gorgeous Tokyo Club In Roppongi! Exciting Dance Performance in BURLESQUE TOKYO

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