Oh. Wait. At Tokyo Midtown this summer, they are!
On the lawn that hosts those amazing winter illuminations, they’ve constructed a wide wooden veranda enclosing a “rock garden,” complete with clouds of mist and a fireworks-themed lightshow. And the best part is, you can sit and dangle your feet for as long as you like, enjoying the cool and the entertainment for free!
And if you’re still not convinced this is the greatest summertime invention since popsicles…
But that’s not all! Next to the garden of blissful mist is a stand selling bento and drinks – including a sophisticated take on kakigori, that traditional summertime favorite – so you can picnic while enjoying the show.
Tokyo Midtown Digital Art Garden
Dates: July 12 – August 25 (2019)
Hours: Illuminations are from 18:00 – 23:00, mist starts earlier, at 15:00
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