This service allows passengers to enjoy drifting through the view of Geibikei, designated in 1925 as a scenic spot of natural beauty, from inside of a boat. Called the “Kotatsu Boat,” starting on December 1st this trip takes guests through the valley’s winter beauty, past about 2 kilometers of towering rock cliffs that can reach 100 meters high while the passengers stay warm under the boat’s kotatsu.
A 50-minute boat tour around the moat of Matsue Castle, a national treasure, is available.
This year, a winter-exclusive kotatsu boat has made its debut! It’s great having your feet warmed by the heat of charcoal briquettes.
The entirety of Kanegasaki Ryokuchi Park, which faces Tsuruga Port, is illuminated during this event. In addition to brick warehouses and former port stations being lit up, the trees lining the roads are also illuminated. Other light attractions include bright corridors of lights and shining train cars!
This retro port town becomes enveloped in a fantastical atmosphere, making it a perfect location for romantic strolls.
The battle for Christmas business has already begun in the sweets industry. During this season, I was invited to Imperial Hotel Osaka for the unveiling of their Christmas cakes, so I went for a visit!
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White Christmas in Karuizawa began as a hand-made illumination started and made by several women. That group has since broadened, and now that illumination is the main event of Karuizawa’s Winter Festival!
Kanazawa Castle – Kenroku-En Story of Four Seasons, Autumn ~ Kanazawa Castle Kenroku-En Light UpRead Later
Kenroku-en, which is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, as well as the adjacent Kanazawa Castle Park and Gyokusen’inmaru Garden, are lit up at the peak of autumn leaves changing! Visitors can enjoy this fantastical night scenery, which is something that you can only see in the late autumn.
Yokohama’s famous tourist spot, the “Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse,” is hosting open-air ice skating!
Each year different artists use the entirety of the skating rink as a blank canvas to use as they see fit.
The core program, “Osaka Festival of Lights,” unites Osaka’s many areas into one through glittering lights. In 2017, the Osaka Festival of Lights will span all the way from the City Hall to Nakanoshima Park.