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Recommended Shrines to Visit in the Greater Tokyo Area for Hatsumode! Post to Social Media Using This Cheap Prepaid SIM Card!

“Hatsumode” is a New Year’s tradition where you visit a shrine or temple and both give thanks for the past year and pray for a good upcoming year. Many people go out to celebrate Hatsumode, so it’s easy to enjoy the fun atmosphere of bringing in the new year. In this article, we will be introducing our recommended shrines to visit for Hatsumode in the Greater Tokyo Area!
Additionally, we will also be introducing a convenient and cheap prepaid SIM card so that you can post your New Year’s fun to social media in real time!

Illumination of Yebisu Garden Place

Yebisu Garden Place is beautifully illuminated each year as a winter tradition. Features include a 10-meter-tall Christmas tree, around 100,000 bulbs lit up in champagne gold, and even the world’s oldest chandelier, made by Baccarat, a traditional and innovative company with a history of over 250 years.

Yomiuriland Jewellumination

Yomiuriland Jewllumination, a popular illumination event in Tokyo where elegant jewel-like lights are lit, enhancing Tokyo’s night view, is back for 2018!

Marunouchi Illumination

Marunouchi’s annual winter scenery event, Marunouchi Illumination 2018, starts this year from November 8th (Thursday). Between the shops along the 1.2 kilometers of Marunouchi Naka-Dori, and the over 200 trees along Otemachi Naka-Dori, over 100 million LED lights in the Marunouchi-original “champagne gold” color light up the area to make a spectacular Christmastime cityscape.