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Winter Illumination @ Tobu Hybrid Park | MIYASHIRO

October 26, 2019 @ 17:00 - February 14, 2020 @ 20:00


Tobu Zoo Illumination – Every year Tobu Zoo puts on a fantastic night illumination show for the winter months. The 2019 / 2020 dates are from October 26th through to  Valentine’s day 2020. However, for the months of October and November (with the exception of Saitama Day) the illumination is only switched on at the weekends. Likewise, from January 6th until the display ends, you can only see it on the weekends and public holidays. 

The park uses smoke, light and music to add to the ambiance of the night illumination. The illumination involves a LED vision performance laser and projection mapping show, that is the largest of its kind in the Kanto area. (Kanto is the area comprising Tokyo and the surrounding six prefectures of Saitama, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Kanagawa and Chiba). It promises to be a mind blowing display. 

2016 illumination from the official website

Over 3,000,000 lights are used, to create an illuminated flower garden in Heartful Garden, which is only a couple of years old. The area covers 8,000 metre squared. Last year kids could enjoy animals made out of flowers and/or light, snowmen and winter scenes. Couples could walk in a tunnel of love, “Love Lock”, built especially for the occasion, and take in the romantic atmosphere of the park lit up at night. Last year they also introduced a new area representing the flowers of the four seasons.

Tobu Zoo Illumination Hours and Cost

It opens 5 pm to 8 pm daily from the 28th of October. On December 23rd, 24th and 25th the closing hour is extended until 9 pm. The cost goes up every single year. This year they have hiked on another 200 yen, bringing the cost to 1200 yen for adults. The children’s price stays the same as last year at 500 yen.

An “illumination pass” that gives you unlimited access to the rides in the amusement park and access to the illumination show is 3000 yen for adults, 2000 yen for children.  However, if you buy it advance at a participating convenience  store there is a 200 yen discount for adults, 100 yen off the kids price. The night light pass for just the rides is 2000 yen for adults, 1500 yen for children. Tickets are on sale after 3 pm in the afternoon.Parking costs 1,000 yen, flat rate regardless of length of stay.

Tobu Zoo Illumination Access

Public Transport
10 minute walk from Tobu Skytree skyliner Tobu Zoo Station.

15 kilometres from the Kuki Interchange on the Tohoku highway. Parking for 3000 cars, costs 1000 yen for the day.

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More information will be available soon on the official site.

Maps, URLs and contacts in the grey details box below the related posts.

Other Illumination events in Saitama:

Keyaki Hiroba annual winter illumination | SAITAMA CITY

Shinrin Park Night illumination | NAMEGAWA

Winter Illumination at Tobu Zoo was first posted in the main pages of and moved to the event pages in October 2016. It is re-published annually in October.

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October 26 @ 17:00
February 14, 2020 @ 20:00
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Tobu Zoo
東武動物公園 Tobu Zoo, Japan, 〒345-0831 Saitama-ken, Minamisaitama-gun, Miyashiro-machi, 宮代町Suka, 110 + Google Map

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