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Kawaguchi Illumination Fantasy Lights | KAWAGUCHI
December 6, 2019 @ 08:00 - February 16, 2020 @ 17:00Free
Kawaguchi Illumination 2019 / 2020 – Last year the night illumination in Kawaguchi was their biggest winter display ever. This year will be around the same. The official site hasn’t released numbers yet, but they did disclose that last year they used 300,000 bulbs in total. According to some online event websites, the figure is 220,000 which is the amount of lights they used until 2017.
There are displays at three of Kawaguchi stations – Kawaguchi Station, JR Nishi Kawaguchi station and Saitama Railway Corporation’s Higashi Kawaguchi Station. The display at Kawaguchi station is the main one with light ups at the West exit, the East area rotary and pedestrian deck.
Last year the display was called “Hikari Fantasy” or Fantasy lights. The name and plan have not yet been released for 2019, but it is expected it will be the same. They are using gold bulbs to represent starts and green ones for a forest feel. They had a golden arch, a beautiful night view photo prop.
The illumination will be turned on nightly from Friday the 6th of December to the 16th of February. Hours will be from 5 pm except on the first night. On the first night, December 6th , for the inaugural switch on at Kawaguchi station West exit. It will be at approximately 6 pm with a short count down before hand. On January 14th, Seijin no Hi, the display will be on from 9 am. The lights will be turned off at 11 pm every day during the illumination period.
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Kawaguchi and Nishi Kawaguchi stations are on the Keihin Tohoku line.
Higashi Kawaguchi station is a JR and Saitama Railway Corporation jointly operated station. THe Musashino and Saitama Rapid Railway lines service this station.
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You will find more night illumination, winter and Christmas events in the main Saitama event pages.
The information was up to date and accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of updating on November 3rd 2019. Please do check with the Kawaguchi City official website for any last minute changes.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.