Information for the night illumination at Tokorozawa Sakura Town. Initially posted in 2020 for the “fuyu hanami” illumination last winter, going forward I will use this space to up-date about the various illumination and light up events in Saitama’s hippest entertainment town.
Tokorozawa Sakura Town
A summary of what’s available:
- Kadokawa Culture Museum including a Grand Gallery, Bookshelf Theater , Anime Museum and smaller galleries and facilities
- Teamlab Acorn Forest a permanent outdoor exhibition
- Kadokawa Restaurant
- Musashino Jurin Cafe
- Anime Hotel
- Da Vinci Store
Illumination at Tokorozawa Sakura Town
Last winter was the inaugural night illumination at Tokorozawa Sakura Town, the entertainment center only opened (after many delays) in the summer of 2020. The maiden illumination was called “Fuyu Hanami”. Fuyu means winter and hanami means flower viewing, particularly cherry blossom viewing. And of course the “sakura” of sakura town means cherry blossom. Accordingly, the theme of the first winter illumination was cherry blossoms. It maybe back in 2021, but they have not released an official statement yet, but just today they publicized their first Halloween illumination:
The next illumination at Tokorozawa Sakura Town starts tomorrow, October 2nd 2021. It is a small Halloween themed display. The were will also be mist at one of the two key light up areas. They’ve actually had that all summer I think and they are just extending it for the period of Halloween. The Halloween illumination will run from Saturday October 2nd until Sunday October 31st. The illumination is turned on nightly from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Presumably the winter illumination will start after the Halloween illumination. There maybe an outdoor ice rink in December too:
Tentative: Outdoor ice rink
Last year as a special event they had a temporary outdoor ice rink at the complex twice during December. Presumably, all things being equal, it will be back again this December (2021). 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.
All images from the official website.
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