This year Seibu Yuuenchi is in the top four largest winter illuminations list for the Greater Tokyo area. Around 3,000,000 lights are used for this year’s ensemble, even the merry-go-round is lit up with 12 different colours. The illumination display opened just yesterday in the Tokorozawa based amusement park, only 30 minutes from Tokyo. You can view a sneak peek on this video ↓
This year’s illumination is a collaboration with Sachiko Kobayashi, who is a famous Japanese style singer, some call the Queen of Enka. ↓
The illumination begins daily at 17.15 until mid-January when the time changes to 17.30. The display is running until the 10th of April 2016. It costs 900 yen per adult on a weekday and 1,100 yen on the weekend and special dates. Children aged 3 to 12 are 500 yen. Children under 3 are free. (More details in Japanese on their offical webpage, see below ).
Address: 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Access: Train: Minutes walk from Seibu Yuuenchi station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line. Car: 10 kilometres from the Iruma Interchange of the Ken-o highway.
西武園ゆうえんち「イルミージュ（イルミネーション）」についてのご案内。都内近郊のお子さまと一緒に遊べるゆうえんちは西武園ゆうえんちへ、春は桜！、夏はプールと花火・ビアガーデン! 冬は雪の王国やフィッシングランド!さまざまなイベントをご用意してお待ちしております。Roughly translated: Information about Seibu Amusement Park Illuminage (Illumination) . Summer there is pool, fireworks and a beer garden, Spring there is cherrry blossom; all within the suburbs. We have lots of events waiting for you.
Source: イルミージュ（イルミネーション） | 西武園ゆうえんち