Holiday Lights Just Don’t Get Any Better Than This!


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.



The pond is lit up as usual, this year with a stand of icy pine trees.


Looking up at the night sky through the top of the starry egg near the Roppongi Hills spider.

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