Tobu Zoo Illumination – Every year Tobu Zoo puts on a fantastic night illumination show for the winter months. It is one of the better known night illumination displays. Moreover, in 2021, it is one of only a handful of places that are going ahead with their winter illumination. Unfortunately, even
The Otaki Ice festival, illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles in 2022 – One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is at the Otaki Ice Festival. Located in the former Otaki village (now part of Chichibu city) in the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. The Misotsuchi Icicles are the only naturally
Fresa Yoshimi Illumination – Tentative information for 2021. This event did not go ahead in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus. Fresa Yoshimi Illumination The illumination in Fresa Yoshimi is a particularly child friendly winter lights display. It is also one of the longest running – it started in 2003.
Cocoon City Christmas 2020 – Cocoon City is just one part of Saitama Shintoshin. The whole area of Shintoshin is the most Christmassy location I have found in Saitama prefecture . Between the illumination, the markets, the concerts, candle night, crafts and Santa visits, it really is one of the
Tranquil night illumination in remote location, Kawajima Town – With such a variety of night illumination in Saitama, most people have access to a display within commutable distance. If you are feeling adventurous and / or want to travel a little further, or maybe choose a display on its merits,
Team Lab Metsa Village Illumination – The newly opened Metsa Village will host Team Lab’s Digitized Lakeside and Forest this winter 2018 / 2019. Digitized Lakeside and Forest is the name Team Lab have given it in English, from the Japanese it translates more like “Festival of light of the
Gotemba Kogen / Tokinosumika night illumination – Hikarinosumika We have been visiting the Tokinosumika resort annually for years. At first the illumination at the resort wasn’t that well known although its always been an elaborate display. In recent years, it has received the acclaim it deserves. Gotemba Illumination Tokinosumika (sometimes
Shinrin Park Night Illumination – Every year, Shinrin park in Namegawa Town, Saitama, offer night illumination in the central gate area of the park. They are one of the first to start their night illumination. They have three different displays: Halloween illumination – Halloween Night in the Forest, Autumn Leaf