When Tokyo Sparkles: Shiodome Winter Illumination

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Winter Illumination In Shiodome

Every winter Tokyo glitters with tens of thousands of twinkling lights in various winter illumination displays throughout the city. This has fast become one of my favorite winter traditions in Japan. They started as Christmas Light displays, but they leave them up so long now that they call them Winter Illumination.

These displays get bigger and brighter every years, and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. If you visit in winter, these are not to be missed.

My friends and I went to see the Illumination at Shiodome. This year’s theme was based on the new Beauty And The Beast movie. You could even go upstairs to see Belle’s gown and Beast’s outfit.

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The lights were timed to change color and patterns to the songs from the movie. Every thirty minutes there was a show.

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