Forget the plastic Santas and bobbing dwarves mistaken for elves – let’s skip right to the computer-choreographed field of lights that pulses and ripples to wintry electronic music! The display at Tokyo Midtown this year is jaw-droppingly spectacular, with shadowy shapes that flicker across the twinkly landscape like clouds passing in fast motion, punctuated by train-like snakes of lights that carve up the field of dreams like an urban Christmas cake. Here’s a little piece of it, with music! In comparison, Roppongi Hills’ display is a little lacking in fireworks, but it’s still hard to beat the view looking toward Tokyo Tower on a clear winter night.
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9 thoughts on “Holiday Lights Just Don’t Get Any Better Than This!”
That is impressive. Our town shops has fairy lights in the hanging baskets.
In my neighborhood in San Francisco, it’s sort of every man for himself, and there’s one house that’s just blazing with lights on every single surface for the month of December. But it’s just sort of bright and garish, not beautiful like this. Fairy lights in the handing baskets sounds lovely, though. Also, rather envious that you live in a town with hanging baskets!
You wouldn’t be if you saw the people who hang about under the hanging baskets!
Ah so jealous I’m not in Japan! They look really amazing!
Everybody thinks that cherry blossom time is the best time to come to Japan, but I think it’s Christmas and New Year’s! ^^ You should come next year!