Tag Archive for illumination

Enoshima Illumination “Shonan no Hoseki”

Winter is here, and in Japan, that means romance is in the air! The season of illuminations is in full swing, and while there are lots of places in Tokyo to see the pretty lights, none of them can claim to be on an island like Enoshima. The lush greenery, unique landscape and amazing views of the sea – if… Read more →

Yomiuri Land – Tokyo’s Hidden Gem

Last week we finally got our butts over to Yomiuri Land for the winter Jewellumination, after missing it last year. Yomiuri Land is a scenic amusement park set on the hillsides of Inagi, Tokyo that’s been around since 1964. On a good day you can enjoy views of Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and Mt. Fuji, and even better ones on… Read more →

romantic christmas in japan

5 Things About Christmas In Japan Everyone Should Know

If it’s your first time, Christmas in Japan can be a rather… interesting cultural experience. It sure was for me. I was completely caught off guard by how different it is from back home. For one, there’s no turkey to be found anywhere! Much like other western things here, Christmas has been tweaked, nudged and massaged into something uniquely Japanese.… Read more →

Nakameguro Christmas Illumination

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas at Nakameguro

One of the most popular ways to spend Christmas Eve in Japan is with a romantic stroll under a sea of beautiful lights. And some Japanese twitter users are gushing over what they think is one of the best places to go this year: Nakameguro. And who are we to argue – look at those pics! The blue grotto theme… Read more →