In the middle of the high-rise offices and swanky hotels of Shiodome, you can find the Caretta Shiodome mall, where food, shopping, and the arts go along with views of some of Tokyo’s biggest highlights. But for a certain period of the year, the best site it offers is best viewed on the ground: the Caretta Shiodome Winter Illumination. This is what some Christmas light-up junkies rank as the best illumination in a competitive field.
Now in its 11th year, Caretta Shiodome Winter Illumination 2016 is as brilliant as always. Staying true to blue, the theme of this year’s illuminations is Canyon d’Azur. The show features approximately 250,000 LEDs and will happen every 20 minutes beginning at 17:00 and going until 23:00. Perfect for an evening stroll. There may be extra late shows closer to Christmas. The Shiodome is closed on Jan 1-2, 2016.
To see our list of the best Tokyo winter illuminations, click here.