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Nagoya Illumination Special Collection 2020-2021

Nagoya Illumination Special Collection 2019

Nagoya is full of fun events like illuminations and projection mappings, skating rinks, fireworks, and more in winter. Have a wonderful time in Nagoya with that special someone.

*Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, event contents are subject to change. Please confirm the latest information on the official websites whenever possible.

Nagoya Station Area

Meieki Illumination

Meieki Illumination 2020

Various businesses and organizations cooperate to illuminate Nagoya Station's surroundings all at once! The area around Nagoya Station lights up with a brilliant display of lights.

From Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Location: In the area around Nagoya Station
Illumination: From 5:00 PM

Meieki Illumination Photo Campaign 2020
An SNS photo campaign will be held until Friday, December 25. Raffle winners will receive prizes to help them enjoy staying, shopping, or eating around Nagoya Station.

Period: Wednesday, November 11-Friday, December 25, 2020

Noritake Garden's Christmas Garden

Noritake Garden's Christmas Garden 2020

Santa and a giant Christmas tree make an appearance, and approximately 40,000 lights illuminate the park from sundown!

Saturday, November 7-Friday, December 25, 2020
Location: Noritake Garden
Illumination: After sundown-7:00 PM (Until 9:00 PM, December 22-25)
Regular Holiday: Mondays (or the following day if a national or compensatory holiday)
*Craft Center and Noritake Museum Closure Period: December 1, 2020-late March, 2021
Cost: Free

Midland Christmas

Midland Christmas 2020

This year's theme is "Restorative Blue, Hopeful Blue."
A blue glass art tree also makes an appearance.

Wednesday, November 11-Friday, December 25, 2020
Location: Midland Square (Nagoya Station)
Illumination: 5:00 PM-11:00 PM (Some days differ)

KITTE Nagoya's Heartfelt Christmas

KITTE Nagoya's Heartfelt Christmas

On display is a Christmas tree called "Heartfelt Tree -A Sculpture of Miura Fold Lights-," constructed out of 191 lighting objects made using the Miura folding technique.

Wednesday, November 11-Friday, December 25, 2020
Location: KITTE Nagoya 1F Atrium and other areas
Illumination: 5:15 AM-12:30 AM

Dai Nagoya Building Winter Illumination 2020-2021 "LOVE"

This year’s theme is LOVE. Starting with the 5F Sky Garden, B1F and 3F are all decorated with coordinated illumination.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020-Sunday, February 28, 2021 (Tentative)
Location: Dai Nagoya Building 5F Sky Garden, etc.
Illumination: 4:00 PM-11:00 PM (open from 11:00 AM)

Nagoya Lucent Tower Illumination

Nagoya Lucent Tower Winter Illumination

Illumination lights up the south facing plaza!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020-Sunday, January 31, 2021 (Tentative)
Location: Nagoya Lucent Tower
Illumination: 5:00 PM-11:00 PM

Horigawa River Illumination

Horigawa River Illumination

Horigawa River is lit up with illumination until mid-February.

Early December 2020-Mid-February 2021
Location: Area around Nayabashi Bridge
Illumination: 5:00 PM-12:00 AM

Sakae Area

Akariba Hisaya

The approximately 80-meter-long reflecting pool in the southern area of Hisaya-odori Park Mizube Hiroba is magically decorated with blue lasers and lights in the shape of Japanese iris, also known as kakitsubata.

Tuesday, December 1-Thursday, December 31, 2020
Location: Hisaya-odori Park ZONE4 Mizube Hiroba
Illumination: After sundown-11:00 PM

Iceless skating rink, Toyoda Gosei Rink

You can skate on this rink as it is made of a special plastic material.
First-timers and children can easily stand on this rink in comparison with an ice rink. The illumination at night is also beautiful.

Saturday, November 21, 2020-Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Oasis 21 Galaxy Platform
Opening Hours:
・1:00 PM-8:00 PM (Weekdays)
・10:00 AM-8:00 PM (Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and December 26-January 4)
(Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
[Weekdays] 900 yen for junior high school students and older, 500 yen for elementary school students and younger
[Holidays] 1,200 yen for junior high school students and older, 500 yen for elementary school students and younger

Sakae Minami and Osu Winter Illumination

Sakae Minami and Osu Winter Illumination

The illumination's blue color conveys feelings of gratitude to all health care professionals.

Thursday, November 12, 2020-Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Otsu-dori Avenue (Sakae to Kamimaezu intersection) and Ise-machi-dori Avenue
Illumination: 5:00 PM-12:00 AM



An illumination that looks as though colorful shooting stars are falling from the sky. Countless lights encompass the entire building.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020-Sunday, January 31, 2021
Illumination: 5:00 PM-11:00 PM (Tentative)

Shirotori Garden Light-Up

Shirotori Garden Light-Up

Illumination of a Japanese garden colored with maple leaves.

Friday, November 20-Sunday, December 13, 2020 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Location: Shirotori Garden
Illumination: Sundown-9:00 PM
Cost: 300 yen for adults, free for junior high school students and younger

Port of Nagoya

Sea Train Land

Sea Train Land's Winter Illumination 2020

The main entertainment is the outer walls of attractions Salamander Legend and 4D King, covered with approximately 50,000 lights in dazzling illuminations set to sound. At the entrance is a Starry Sky Dome that recreates the night sky, while heart- or dolphin-shaped objects decorate the park.

Tuesday, December 1-Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Sea Train Land, Port of Nagoya
Illumination: 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
*Until 9:30 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Regular Holiday: Mondays (Open December 28)
Cost: Free admission (Charges for rides, etc.)
*Everyone ages 2 and older are asked to wear a mask within the park.

Port of Nagoya Illumination

Port of Nagoya Illumination 2020 -Over the Rainbow-

This year's illumination brings hope for a bright future under the theme "A New Rainbow." Winter at Port of Nagoya is painted in a world of seven shining colors.

Friday, November 27-Friday, December 25, 2020
*Cancelled on Saturday, December 19 when the fireworks festival is held
Location: Port of Nagoya Seaside Garden Tsudoi Plaza, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium main entrance stairs
Illumination: 4:30 PM-9:00 PM

ISOGAI Fireworks Theater in Port of Nagoya

ISOGAI Fireworks Theater in Port of Nagoya

Paired with music, fireworks are launched from the ocean into the clear winter night sky in an entertaining fireworks musical.
This Christmas, enjoy heart-warming fireworks together with someone special, whether a partner, family, or friends.

Saturday, December 19, 2020
*Held rain or shine (moved to the next day on the 20th in severe weather)
Location: All around Garden Pier, Port of Nagoya
Time: Doors open at 5:00 PM / Event from 6:30 PM
Cost: 5,000 yen for individual seats
*One portion of seats available for Go To Travel campaign accommodation plans
*All seats by reservation only. Ticket sales start from Monday, November 9.

Outside Nagoya

Nabana no Sato Illumination

One of the largest and impressively bright illumination events in Japan!

Saturday, October 24, 2020-Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: Nabana no Sato
Illumination: Sundown-9:00 PM *Lengthened to 10:00 PM on certain days.
2,300 yen for elementary school students and adults (including a 1,000-yen coupon for use within Nabana no Sato), free for children younger than elementary school students

Centrair Dream Lights Project
*Photo is a sample image

Centrair Dream Lights Project 2020

The three types of lights this year are bamboo lanterns, local ceramic “Tokoname ware lamp shades,” and eco lights made by local elementary school students. Bringing together the hearts of the local people and the airport staff, the lights at Centrair are lit with a wish for the coronavirus to come to an end and with hope for tomorrow.

Saturday, November 28, 2020-Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: Chubu Centrair International Airport (Access Plaza Second Floor, Terminal 1 Third Floor Departure Lobby, Terminal 1 Fourth Floor Sky Town)
Terminal 1 6:00 AM-9:30 PM
Access Plaza 6:00 AM-11:00 PM


Twinkling, Heart-Pounding "LAGUNA Xmas"

New this winter is the illumination on the water called the “Aquatic Golden Palace.” Other events include 360° 3D projection mapping, fireworks shows, an illumination lighting ceremony with mascot characters, and heartwarming “musical dance shows.”

Tuesday, November 3, 2020-Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Lagunasia in Laguna Ten Bosch
Illumination: Sunset-Lagunasia's closing time (business hours may differ by season)
Cost: 2,250 yen for adults, 1,300 yen for elementary school students

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