Nippon Xmas Magic

Tokyo Midtown, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

Its elaborate Xmas illuminations made of millions of LEDs give Tokyo a unique sparkle during wintertime.

One of the city’s most popular installations is Shibuya’s Blue Cave. As soon as it is lit by its hundreds of thousands of blue LEDs, the place will fill up with people instantly. If your prefer your Christmas Eve stroll in more serene surroundings, better look elsewhere. Rather off the beaten track is the cherry blossom-like installation along Meguro River. It is located close to the Yamanote Line, between its Gotanda and Osaki stations, just a few hops from the main hubs Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Christmas Fun Holiday

Powering up millions of LEDs does not mean the Japanese have abandoned their Shintoist and Buddhist belief and converted to Christianity. For them, Christmas is a fun holiday, best likened to Valentine’s Day or Halloween in the West.

Notice: The photos are showing the 2019 Xmas season. Almost all 2020 installations were cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Meguro-gawa, Naka-Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya Blue Cave, Tokyo, Japan.