Starlight Illumination Shinrin park
– is the last of the three annual night illumination displays held in the central gate area of the vast park. This year, 2018, it will run from December 8th. It normally runs until early January, but this year it is finishing up on December 30th.
From the official site
The event runs on weekends and public holidays only
during that period, with the exception of the 25th, Christmas day
, when the display will be turned on even though it is not a public holiday. For these days only the park will be open later than normal. During the Starlight Illumination the park is open from 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm with last entry at 8 pm. All dates are subject to the weather:
Shinrin Park Illumination is not on and the park doesn’t open on nights
that it is raining. They will announce by 2 pm on their website whether the park will be closed that night or not. You will find the official link to the event in the grey details box below the “related posts”.
From the official site
For children they have a “graffiti wall” that they can scribble on with penlights.
Night Illumination “Starlight” Shinrin Park Access
You can park at the central gate only at night. It gets quite crowded at weekends so it is advised to arrive early. In previous years it was free to park, but they now charge 300 yen for parking at night.
By public transport you can get a night shuttle bus to the park on specific dates only. It goes from Shinrin Park Station on the Tobu Tojo Line.
The event is free, but you have to pay into the park. It costs 450 yen for adults, 210 yen for seniors (over 65 years old) and free for children. Parking costs 300 yen at night and 620 yen during the day.
Shinrin Park “Starlight” NIGHT Illumation BUS SCHEDULE
Shinrin Park Station 森林公園駅発 is on the left, central gate 中央口発 is on the right:
From the official website
More general information on Night Illumination at Shinrin Park:
Shinrin Park Night illumination | NAMEGAWA
More information on Shinrin Park:
Choice of play at Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
Official Site in English:
Other Night Illumination events in Shinrin Park
Halloween Night in the Forest @ Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
For more events in Saitama please see the main event pages.