Each year from late autumn until mid-February, the trees along the Marunouchi area’s Naka Dori are strewn with fairy lights to give the are an extra special winter feel.
In addition to lighting up the naked branches, there are typically temporary illuminated sculptures on the sidewalks. Naka Dori begins near Tokyo Station and continues for about 500 meters to the vicinity of the Peninsula Hotel.
Note that in the month of December the illuminations will run until midnight but revert to the 11 pm switch-off again in January.
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