If you’re planning a trip to Japan during the winter, you’ll have the opportunity to experience amazing Japanese restaurants, entertainment, and cultural events. One such event is the amazing Japanese Winter Light Festival. Here is a look at the key details of the festival, and why you won’t want to miss it during your trip.
Where and When the Festival is Held
The Winter Light Festival is held annually at the Nabana no Sato botanical garden. The botanical garden is on the southern island of Nagashima, and is part of the Nagashima Onsen resort. The resort features spas, hot springs, a beer garden, shopping, and fine French, Italian, and Japanese restaurants. The festival runs between the middle of November to the end of March. Nabana no Sato is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
What You’ll See When You Visit
The festival has a theme every year; in past years, the themes were nature and Japanese animation. Every year, the festival uses around seven million LED lights to create stunning displays. The famous Tunnel of Light display uses 1.2 million lights, and has a different design every year. One year the design was “cherry blossoms in winter”, and the tunnel looked as though it was surrounded with beautiful cherry blossoms. Other displays include 18-meter illuminated fir trees, water illuminations, and cloud lights.
Other Attractions in the Area
In addition to the Japanese dining, shopping, and spa activities at the Nagashima Onsen resort, there are a number of other exciting attractions in the area. You can visit the nearby Mitsui Outlet Park, the Nagoya Anpan-man Kodomo Museum, and the Yuami no Shima spa.
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