~ Introduction of illumination spots in Mie Prefecture~
Illumination is a wonderful feature during winter, it is held in various parts of the prefecture. Why not go out and see the unique, and beautiful winter illumination.
*Schedules, rates etc may have been changed. If you need detailed information, please check the homepage or contact address. (In Japanese only).
Nabana no Sato (なばなの里)
2019 will be their 16th year of illumination showcase. This year’s theme is cherry blossoms (sakura). Do not miss this illumination display that boast the most exuberant and one of the largest in the country.
Period: October 19, 2019 (Saturday) to May 6, 2020 (Wednesday) – 9am to 9pm
Address: Kuwana-shi Nagashima-cho Komae 270
Rates & Details: https://www.kankomie.or.jp/event/detail_33294.html
Official URL : https://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/nabana/illumination/fee/index.html
Contact number: 0594-41-0787
See past posts: https://mieinfo.com/ja/mie-o-shiro/video-jp-mie-o-shiro/miewoshirou-nabananosato/index.html
Suwa Kouen (すわ公園)
At Suwa Kouen, located near Yokkaichi Station, the “Suwa Kouen kara no Hikari no Okuri-mono” illumination (Suwa Kouen Illumination Gift) will be illuminated with 50,000 lights. On December 22, a special candle event will also be held.
Period: November 1, 2019 (Friday) to February 16, 2020 (Sunday) – 5 pm to midnight
Address: Yokkaichi-shi Suwasakae-machi 22-25
Contact number: 059-350-8411
Yokkaichi Asunarou-sen (四日市あすなろう鉄道)
One of the winter traditions, the “illumination train” will operate this year. The trains will be operating every day after 5 pm and will have 2 carriages decorated with lightings. Enjoy and get a ride!
See the Asunarou line’s itinerary at their official facebook page (click here to open)
Period: November 1, 2019 until February 16, 2020
Rates: Regular train ticket value
Official URL : https://www.facebook.com/asunaroubiyori/
Menard Aoyama Resort (メナード青山リゾート)
See the magnificent winter illumination made by 250,000 lights. You will be able to see various music performances according to the time. There will also be a place surrounded by LEDs for taking pictures.
Period: November 23, 2019 until the end of the year – From dusk until 10 pm
Address: Iga-shi Kiryu 2356
Contact number: 0595-54-1326
Geino X’mas 2019
Several LED illuminations and a dreamy stage with displays of decorative objects. * During the special event on December 22, there will be dance performances and fireworks (main event starts at 1pm).
Period: December 15 (Sunday) through December 25, 2019 (Wednesday) – From dusk until 9 pm
Address: Tsu-shi Geino Sogo Bunka Center (Tsu-shi Geino-shi Mukumoto 5190)
Official URL: http://www.tsukanko.jp/event/392/
Contact number: 059-265-2304
Mie Kodomo no Shiro Winter Illumination 2019
An illuminated world with tea party themed decor. There will also be luxurious dresses on site. Enjoy and take a commemorative photo!
Period: December 21, 2019 (Saturday) to February 11, 2020 (Tuesday) – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Address: Mieken-ritsu Mie Kodomo no Shiro 1F Event Hall (Matsusaka-shi Tachino-cho 1291)
Contact number: 0598-23-7735
Beginning with the “denki unagi energy tree”, there will be a giant, illuminated trees made of balloons. And, during this time, divers with Santa Claus costumes will come into the aquarium to feed the fish.
Period: November 30 (Saturday) until December 25, 2019 (Wednesday)
Address: Toba Aquarium (Toba-shi Toba 3-3-6)
Rates & Details: https://www.kankomie.or.jp/event/detail_40176.html
URL Oficial: https://www.aquarium.co.jp/
Contact number: 0599-25-2555
Shima Yacht Harbor
Many yachts will be decorated with special lightings. Don’t miss the breathtaking night view of brilliant yachts sailing the sea.
Period: December 14th (Saturday) to December 31st 2019 (Tuesday) – 5pm to 10pm
Address: Shima Yacht Harbor (Watarai-gun Minami Ise-cho Funakoshi 3113)
Rates & Details: https://www.kankomie.or.jp/event/detail_17558.html
Contact number: 0599-66-0933
Hikari no Saiten in Kihou (光の祭典in紀宝)
The Kihou district illuminated by 200,000 lights is one of their winter traditions. The 20m tall tree, the light tunnel and the heart of light are very popular. On December 21st, the special event “Kira Fes” will be held (in case of bad weather, it will be postponed to the 22nd).
Period: December 1, 2019 (Sunday) to January 5, 2020 (Sunday) – 6 pm to 10 pm
Address: Kihou-cho Furusato Shiryo-kan (Minamuro-gun Kihou-cho Oosato 2887
Contact number: 0735-33-0334
In addition to the illumination display mentioned above, there are also other displays held in various locations throughout the province.
See the Mie Tourism Association homepage (Mie-ken Kankou Renmei) for more details.