Tokorozawa Station illumination in 2005

The Tokorozawa Station is a privately run by the Seibu Railway, which is part of the larger Seibu Group. Seibu has a large presence in Tokorozawa City, with facilities including but not limited to the Belluna Dome, home to the baseball team Seibu Lions, and the Seibuen amusement park. The illumination is managed by Waltz Tokorozawa, an old style but recently (2019) renovated shopping mall at the station, which – no surprises – is home to a Seibu Store!

Tokorozawa Station Illumination

Approximately 100,000 lights are used for the illumination display at the station. The station has actually had illumination for a really long time, since at least 2005. But the size of the display has grown over the years. The two large gingko trees in the center of the rotary on the west exit of the station are lit up with blue led lights. There are also other trees with illumination at the rotary.

In addition, there is illumination on the second floor of the station building on ‘pedestrian deck’. The pedestrian deck links the Seibu Store (Waltz Tokorozawa) with the second floor of Tokorozawa Station’s south exit. The display at pedestrian deck includes a large love heart, which is very popular photo spot, especially with couples. There is also a arch or ‘tunnel of light’. You can see both in this Youtube video (I have no affiliation to this account).


Event: Tokorozawa Station Illumination 所沢駅イルミネーション

Date: Friday November 25th 2022 to Tuesday February 14th 2023

Hours: Gingko – from 5 pm to midnight, 2nd floor decking – 5 pm to 10 pm

Cost: Free

Venue: Tokorozawa Station West Exit rotary and 2nd floor of the Seibu Pedestrian Deck, 1 Hiyoshichō, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1123. View on Google Maps.


Less than a minute walk from Seibu Line Tokorozawa Station’s West exit!

Official website.

Other places with illumination in Tokorozawa:

The featured image at the top of the post is from Wikimedia Commons: kukka jpn, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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