Shinjuku Southern Terrace Illumination

5:00pm – 11:00pm

Shinjuku shimmers with twinkly lights in winter.

What happens?

Around 170,000 LED bulbs, as well as Christmas trees, take over southern Shinjuku from November to February each year. The 2023 illuminations will feature the Suica penguin character in various photo spots around Shinjuku Station South Exit, as well as gold lighting and a large bird installation near the Shinjuku Southern Terrace.

Some illuminations will switch off on December 25 but most will continue until Valentine’s Day 2024.

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