The last decade in Japan has seen the country wholeheartedly embrace Christmas with all that entails: pizza delivery boys and massage parlor girls in Santa suits, Christmas cakes in bakeries and, of course, Christmas illuminations.
Most major railway stations now have elaborate illuminations as do many local parks, restaurants and bars. A growing number of private houses also sprout fairy lights as Yuletide in Japan approaches.
Among the recommended illuminations in Japan are Shinjuku Terrace, Caretta Shiodome, Ebisu Garden Place, Ginza, Marunouchi, Roppongi Hills, Tama City and Tokyo Midtown all in Tokyo, Nagoya Station, Odori Park in Sapporo, Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, Gotemba Tokinosumika in Shizuoka, Hiroshima, Saitama Super Arena, Queen's Square in Yokohama, Kobe Canal Garden in Kobe Harborland, the Nakanoshima area in Osaka, and Nagashima Spaland in Mie near Kuwana.
© Guillaume Marcotte & JapanVisitor.com
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