The Waterfall Made Of Light

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Summer illuminations at Tokyo Midtown delivering all the goodness!

This waterfall made of animated LEDs is conveniently paired with a pop-up mojito stand, so you can ooh and ah at the light-up while getting lit up yourself.

Which would you rather do: Enjoy the serenity of a cascading river while sipping a cocktail? Or swat mosquitoes while smearing on blister cream after a pesky hike?

Naturally, there are also occasional fireworks. Because summer.

Naturally, there are also occasional fake fireworks. Because summer.

They look kind of pixellated in the still photo, so here’s a little video to show you that they were actually more fun in real life (nothing to do with the mojito SHUT UP)

Tip o'the pride beanie to this version of the waterfall

Tip o’the pride beanie to this version of the waterfall

Bonus attraction: you can dabble your tootsies in a cool stream if you get a token from the guy at the table outside this snaky thing.

Bonus attraction: you can dabble your tootsies in a cool stream if you get a token from the guy at the table outside this snaky tunnel thing.

Sadly you can only see the waterfall for two more nights, because summer officially ends on Sunday, August 28th at Tokyo Midtown. If you’d like to have your own chance to choose mojitos over mosquitoes, a map is on my website The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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