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“Fuyu Hanami” Illumination at Tokorozawa Sakura Town

November 27 @ 17:00 March 31 @ 22:00

Illumination Tokorozawa Sakura Town

Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa opened in 2020. Part of it opened in the summer and the grand opening was on November 6th 2020.

Tokorozawa Sakura Town

Tokorozawa Sakura Town has shops, restaurants, museums, a factory, offices, a public open space, event space, a shrine and even a hotel. An anime hotel at that.

A summary of what’s available:

Illumination at Tokorozawa Sakura Town

This winter 2020 – 2021 the illumination at Tokorozawa Sakura Town is called “Fuyu Hanami”. Fuyu means winter and hanami means flower viewing. However, it is most often used to refer to cherry blossom viewing. Accordingly, the theme of the 2020 / 2021 winter illumination at Sakura town is cherry blossoms. The whole area is lit up and the Cool Japan Shrine also has an original illumination display.

During the period of the illumination Sakura Town are running a photo contest on social media. Share your photos of on social media tagged with #ところざわサクラタウンフォトコンテスト冬2020 to be in with a chance to win a prize. The top prize is an Amazon Gift Voucher worth 10,000 yen. More information on how to participate on the official website.

Outdoor ice rink

During the period of the illumination there is a temporary outdoor ice rink at the complex twice during December. The first date is December 19th to 20th, the second is from December 23rd to 27th. This event has a cover charge. It costs 1100 yen for adults, 600 yen for school children and 300 yen for children under four years old. Also, you need to rent skates. They cost 500 yen a pair.

Illumination at TeamLab Acorn Forest

The permanent outdoor exhibition by TeamLab also has illumination nightly. Throughout the year.

State of Emergency (SOE): during the SOE the winter illumination will be turned off at 8 pm.

All images from the official website. 

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Sakura Town

3 Chome-31 Higashitokorozawawada
Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0023 Japan
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November 27, 2020 @ 17:00
March 31 @ 22:00
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