December 22, 2012
The capital’s landmark JR Tokyo Station and nearby office buildings are glowing in various hues this holiday season.
December 22, 2012
Parts of the Imperial Palace are being lit up after dusk in trial illuminations by the Imperial Household Agency.
December 11, 2012
KOBE—Nighttime sightseers are admiring this city's winter illuminations this year, an annual tradition dating from 1995, the year Kobe was recovering from a devastating...
December 02, 2012
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Sparkling Christmas illuminations brought a ray of joy to children uprooted by last year's nuclear disaster.
December 01, 2012
SHUNAN, Yamaguchi Prefecture--The "Lighting Flowers in the Sky" illumination ceremony, a major attraction of the city's Winter Tree Festival, was held at the Aozora Koen park...
October 19, 2012
KYOTO--A pair of enormous dragons are making a splash at Kyoto's Kodaiji temple, where the garden has been done up to resemble the ocean.
April 20, 2012
Tokyo Sky Tree, the world’s tallest free-standing tower, brightened the night in the nation's capital on April 19 with lights of blue and purple.
March 11, 2012
Two eye-catching Tokyo illumination events were being held March 10-11 to commemorate a pair of devastating events in Japan's history--one that took place just a year ago and...
December 24, 2011
Tokyo Sky Tree, a new broadcast tower under construction in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, was aglow in white lights on Dec. 23 to celebrate the holiday season.
November 27, 2011
Parts of Tokyo's Ginza district were lit up Nov. 25 with special illumination symbolizing hope for rebuilding after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
November 10, 2011
Like medieval pop art, colorful graphic images were projected on the walls of the renowned Hirosaki castle in Aomori Prefecture's Hirosaki on Nov. 8, making for an eerie effect.
November 04, 2011
The continuing drive to conserve electricity following the Great East Japan Earthquake is expected to shorten the hours for Christmas illumination displays across the nation.
October 21, 2011
KYOTO -- The grounds at Kyoto's Kodaiji temple will be lit up from Oct. 21 through Dec. 4 in an event set up to pray for reconstruction efforts in the quake-hit Tohoku region.
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