Below is a list of some of Tokyo's best winter illuminations. See also our nationwide list of illumination events. (Photos are from previous years and may not reflect this year's appearance.)


Cancelled in 2020
The Caretta Shiodome hosts a vast ocean of LED lights. Nearby Shiodome City Center puts on its own illuminations.


Minamilumi: Cancelled in 2020
Illumination displays are found spread around the south of JR Shinjuku Station, especially on the Shinjuku Southern Terrace.

Tokyo Midtown

November 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021
17:00 to 20:00
The trees in the garden behind the main tower of Tokyo Midtown are illuminated in gold, and there is a paid ice rink (11:00 to 20:00). The event is called "Midtown Winter Moments".

Roppongi Hills

November 13 to December 25, 2020
16:00 to 20:00
This year, the seasonal illumination around the Roppongi Hills complex can be mainly found along Keyakizaka Street in the back of the tower.

Shibuya Ao no Dokutsu

Cancelled in 2020
The main venue of the Ao no Dokutsu illumination (lit. "blue cave") is the 250 meter long pedestrian street in front of the NHK headquarters in Shibuya. The zelkova trees that line the street are covered in blue LED lights and a reflective sheet is laid out in the center of the street. Blue is cast everywhere and one can easily imagine themselves to be in a blue cave.

Meguro-gawa Minna no Illumination

Actual illumination cancelled in 2020; only an online event is held
The trees along the Meguro River between Gotanda and Osaki stations on the Yamanote Line are decorated in pink LED lights to resemble the cherry blossoms. The illumination spans a length of about two kilometers, making for a very pretty stroll along the riverside.


Decks Odaiba:
Around the year
Sunset to 24:00
The Decks Odaiba shopping center offers illuminations around the year, including the "Daiba Memorial Tree".

Tokyo Dome City Smile X Illumination

November 13 to December 25, 2020
17:00 to 24:00
Tokyo Dome City's winter illumination features an impressive collection of light up displays and events that can be enjoyed around Tokyo Dome and the adjacent amusement park.


November 5, 2020 to February 14, 2021
15:00 to 20:00
The entire district lights up for the Maranouchi's holiday events. Illuminations and displays will take place especially along Nakadori Street, and at several of the buildings in the district.


Only the shrubs but not the zelkova trees will be lit up this year from December 1 to 25, 2020
In the usual year, the zelkova trees lining Omotesando are decorated with about a million LED light bulbs along most of the street's length between Harajuku and Omotesando stations.

Yebisu Garden Place

November 14, 2020 to January 11, 2021
11:00 to 20:00
Yebisu Garden Place features an illumination event with a huge crystal chandelier.

Hotels around Tokyo

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Backpackers Hostel K's House Tokyo
One of the most popular hostels in Tokyo.
Hotel Century Southern Tower
The most conveniently located hotel in Shinjuku, just a few steps from the station entrance.
Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi
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Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
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Keio Plaza Hotel
One of Tokyo's most popular hotels and best values, a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
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Ritz Carlton Tokyo Hotel
Leading 5-star hotel on the top floors of Tokyo Midtown.
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Shangri-La Hotel
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is the city's most conveniently located 5-star hotel.
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