Tokyo has always been known for its creative Christmas lighting displays at various locations. This year, I visited two of them. The Roppongi Hills Christmas Illumination and The Midtown Christmas. Both are relatively close to each other and you can do both at the same time. The train station to go to is, of course, the Roppongi Hills. You can start with the Roppongi Hills display and then end it at the Roppongi Hill Starbucks for a nice drink and a wonderful book shop. After that, it is about 5-10 mins walk to The Midtown area for the 2nd display.
Of the 2, my favourite is the Roppongi Hills. It is so so beautiful and so so nice to walk in the cool (cold ?) weather and look at the wonderful illumination and the Tokyo Tower backdrop.
Roppongi Hills Christmas Illumination
And of course, Patnotebook needs to show you the way. From Roppongi train station to the Grand Hyatt and then Louis Vuitton shop… that’s where the Roppongi Hills Christmas Illumination street is (yes, it is a two way traffic street where the trees along the street are lighted up).
Midtown Christmas Show
A short walk later you can reach Midtown shopping place and at the back of the shopping mall, you cross an overhead bridge and you can reach the Christmas show. Before that, you can see the beautiful Tokyo Tower in the night and the roadside illumination too !
Okay as usual, Patnotebook is incomplete without a map… 🙂
Compared to the Roppongi Christmas Illumination, this is more a show with ever moving LED lights amidst some beautiful music. Japanese people are very courteous and you don’t get those pushing or blocking behaviour you see at these sort of shows. Nice !
Officially it is called the Harry Winston Midtown Christmas show.
A video for the show !https://youtu.be/CkGNTeuKOvA
Beautiful Tokyo !