ILLUMINATE YOUR HOLIDAYS AT JAPAN THIS WINTER!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tobu Railway offers routes to five special locations for Winter Light Festival 

Visiting Tokyo this Winter? 

Here's 5 pretty places that you can go on a side trip to in just one day with Tobu Railway!

Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy(1)
ashikaga flower park

From October 2016 to March 2017, Tobu Railway offers routes to five special winter illumination events to spend the year-end holidays.

The light displays are located in areas along Tobu Railway’s massive rail network through Tokyo and four neighboring prefectures. Travelers can make their way to Tokyo, Tochigi, Saitama, and Miyagi all within a day or an overnight trip to witness the spectacular sights. The journey can start from Asakusa or Tokyo station.


Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy(2)
ashikaga flower park

Ashikaga Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy – A Light Flower Garden


This is the biggest illumination event in Kanto area with 3.5 million lights. It is recognized as a Japan night view heritage site where the entire park is decorated with colorful lights. The “Miraculous Great Wisteria” is a reproduction of an enchanted wisteria trellis using illumination to present an impressive sight that looks like a real wisteria trellis swaying in the wind.

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Event dates 
Oct 22, 2016 (Sat) - Feb 5, 2017 (Sun)
* Closed on Dec 31 (Sat)
Time
16:30 - 21:00 (opens until 21:30 on weekends and holidays)
Location
Ashikaga City, Tochigi
About 30 minutes by shuttle bus from Tobu Isesaki Line “Ashikaga Station” (about 70 minutes from Asakusa Station)
* The shuttle bus operates only on weekends and holidays from Nov 19, 2016 (Sat) to Jan 9, 2017 (Mon).
Admission fees 
Adult 800 yen (S$10.40)
Child 400 yen (S$5.20)

HOW TO GET THERE:  From the Asakusa Station, take the Tobu Isesaki line towards Ashikaga Station then take a 30 minute shuttle bus to Ashikaga Flower Park.


Tobu World Square Illumination(2)
tobu world square illumination

Tobu World Square Illumination – Simultaneous light-up of 102 world-famous buildings

102 world famous buildings from 21 countriesskillfully reproduced on a 1/25 scale including 46 buildings registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be decorated by illumination.

Tobu World Square is located near Kinugawa Hot Spring, which is one of the prominent hot springs in Kanto.Visitors can combine the visit to both attractions.
   Tobu World Square Illumination(1)
tobu world square illumination

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Event dates 
Daily from Nov 5, 2016 (Sat) - Mar 5, 2017 (Sun), Mar 11 (Sat) - 12 (Sun), Mar 18 (Sat) - 20 (Mon), and Mar 25 (Sat) - 26 (Sun)
Time
16:30 - 19:30
* There may be changes on some days.
Location
Nikko City, Tochigi 
About 5 minutes by bus from Tobu Kinugawa Line “Tobu Kinugawa Onsen Station” (about 2 hours from Asakusa Station)
Admission fees 
Before Dec 1 (Thurs)
Adult (junior high & above) 2,500 yen (S$32.50)
Child (age 4 & over) 1,200 yen \(S$15.60)

Dec 1 (Thurs) and later
Adult (junior high & above) 2,800 yen (S$36.40)
Child (age 4 & over) 1,400 yen (S$18.20)

For park entry after 16:30
Adult (junior high & above) 1,500 yen (S$19.50)
Child (age 4 & over) 1,000 yen (S$13) (each ticket comes with a 500-yen (S$6.50) coupon that can be used within the park).


HOW TO GET THERE: 


From the Asakusa station take the Limited Express Spacia (about 2 hours) to Tobu Kinagawa Onsen Station, take a 5 minute bus ride to Tobu World Square.

When visiting Tobu World Square, why not stay for a night at nearby Kinugawa Hot Spring!


Kinugawa Plaza Hotel(1)
kinugawa plaza hotel
Kinugawa Plaza Hotel(2)
Visitors can take slow relaxing hot spring baths and enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients in this hotel located amid the magnificent landscape of Kinugawa Valley. The hotel can be accessed in 15 minutes by car from Tobu World Square, and offers accommodation plans that include admission tickets to the theme park. 
Rates for 1-night accommodation start from 12,960 yen (S$168.48)(Dec 1, 2016 (Thurs) - Mar 31, 2017 (Fri)).
kinugawa plaza hotel

Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination – With a parade by real animals


At Tobu Zoo in Saitama, a LED screen more than 20 meters in length will take center stage, accompanied by 2 million LED lights decorating the park.  The “Rhythmination” of lights to computer-generated images on the screen will be a sight to behold!

A “starlight zoo parade” where animals move around the park together with illumination cars and a “reindeer event” during the Christmas season will also be held.
    Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination 2016-2017(1)
tobu zoo winter illumination

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Event dates 
Nov 12, 2016 (Sat) - Feb 12, 2017 (Sun)
* The park will be closed on some days during this period. As the dates when this event is held are irregular, please check the website for details.
Time
17:00 - 20:00
Location
Minami Saitama-gun, Saitama
About 10 minutes walk from Tobu Skytree Line “Tobu Dobutsu Koen Station” (about 35 minutes from Asakusa Station)

Admission fees 
Night Admission
Adult (junior high & above) 1,000 yen ($S13)
Child (age 3 to primary school) 500 yen (S$6.50)

Illumination Pass (park admission + unlimited rides)
Adult 2,500 yen (S$32.50)
Child 1,800 yen (S$23.40)

Night Ride Pass (available for purchase inside the park, unlimited rides)
Adult 1,500 yen (S$19.50)
Child 1,300 yen or (S$16.90)

* Tickets will be available for purchase after 15:00
  Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination 2016-2017(2)

tobu zoo winter illumination

HOW TO GET THERE: From the Asakusa Station, take the Tobu Skytree Line and get off at Tobu Dobutso Koen Station.


2016 SENDAI PAGEANT OF STARLIGHT
sendai pageant of starlight

Sendai Pageant of Starlight – the City of Trees

600,000 LED lights are used to decorate 160 zelkova trees and the rows of trees stretching for 800 meters will be totally wrapped in light. A pedestrian walkway runs through the center section of Jozenji-dori so that visitors can enjoy walking right under the illuminated trees.

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Event dates 
Dec 9 (Fri) - Dec 31 (Sat)

Time
Sun - Thurs 17:30 - 22:00
Fri/Sat/Dec 22 (Thurs) 17:30 - 23:00
Dec 31 (Sat) 17:30 - 24:00

Location
Jozenji-dori, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi
JR “Sendai Station” → Sendai Subway Nanboku Line “Koutoudai Park Station” (About 1 hour 35 minutes from Tokyo Station)

TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN Dream Christmas 2016
tokyo skytreetown

Tokyo Skytree Town – World’s tallest tower turned into the world’s tallest Christmas tree


There will be special lighting to make Tokyo Skytree look like the world’s tallest Christmas tree. Various spots in Tokyo Skytree Town will also be decorated with about 400,000 candle color lights giving visitors a visual treat. The lower section of the Tokyo Skytree tower will be used as the main screen for the first time and visitors can enjoy a visual display that takes advantage of the structure of the tower body.

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Event dates 
Nov 10 (Thurs) - Dec 25 (Sun)
* Projection mapping will start from Dec 10 (Sat).
Time
Sun - Thurs 17:30 - 22:00
Fri/Sat/Dec 22 (Thurs) 17:30 - 23:00
Dec 31 (Sat) 17:30 - 24:00
Location
Sumida-ku, Tokyo 
Immediately after alighting from Tobu Skytree Line “Tokyo Skytree Station” (about 3 minutes from Asakusa Station) and “Oshiage (SKYTREE) Station” on various lines.

HOW TO GET THERE: 

From the Asakusa Station, take the Tobu Skytree Line (about a 3 minute ride) and get off at Tokyo Skytree Station.


For more info, please visit: http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/en/

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Monday, November 28, 2016

ILLUMINATE YOUR HOLIDAYS AT JAPAN THIS WINTER!

Tobu Railway offers routes to five special locations for Winter Light Festival 

Visiting Tokyo this Winter? 

Here's 5 pretty places that you can go on a side trip to in just one day with Tobu Railway!

Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy(1)
ashikaga flower park

From October 2016 to March 2017, Tobu Railway offers routes to five special winter illumination events to spend the year-end holidays.

The light displays are located in areas along Tobu Railway’s massive rail network through Tokyo and four neighboring prefectures. Travelers can make their way to Tokyo, Tochigi, Saitama, and Miyagi all within a day or an overnight trip to witness the spectacular sights. The journey can start from Asakusa or Tokyo station.


Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy(2)
ashikaga flower park

Ashikaga Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy – A Light Flower Garden


This is the biggest illumination event in Kanto area with 3.5 million lights. It is recognized as a Japan night view heritage site where the entire park is decorated with colorful lights. The “Miraculous Great Wisteria” is a reproduction of an enchanted wisteria trellis using illumination to present an impressive sight that looks like a real wisteria trellis swaying in the wind.

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Event dates 
Oct 22, 2016 (Sat) - Feb 5, 2017 (Sun)
* Closed on Dec 31 (Sat)
Time
16:30 - 21:00 (opens until 21:30 on weekends and holidays)
Location
Ashikaga City, Tochigi
About 30 minutes by shuttle bus from Tobu Isesaki Line “Ashikaga Station” (about 70 minutes from Asakusa Station)
* The shuttle bus operates only on weekends and holidays from Nov 19, 2016 (Sat) to Jan 9, 2017 (Mon).
Admission fees 
Adult 800 yen (S$10.40)
Child 400 yen (S$5.20)

HOW TO GET THERE:  From the Asakusa Station, take the Tobu Isesaki line towards Ashikaga Station then take a 30 minute shuttle bus to Ashikaga Flower Park.


Tobu World Square Illumination(2)
tobu world square illumination

Tobu World Square Illumination – Simultaneous light-up of 102 world-famous buildings

102 world famous buildings from 21 countriesskillfully reproduced on a 1/25 scale including 46 buildings registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be decorated by illumination.

Tobu World Square is located near Kinugawa Hot Spring, which is one of the prominent hot springs in Kanto.Visitors can combine the visit to both attractions.
   Tobu World Square Illumination(1)
tobu world square illumination

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Event dates 
Daily from Nov 5, 2016 (Sat) - Mar 5, 2017 (Sun), Mar 11 (Sat) - 12 (Sun), Mar 18 (Sat) - 20 (Mon), and Mar 25 (Sat) - 26 (Sun)
Time
16:30 - 19:30
* There may be changes on some days.
Location
Nikko City, Tochigi 
About 5 minutes by bus from Tobu Kinugawa Line “Tobu Kinugawa Onsen Station” (about 2 hours from Asakusa Station)
Admission fees 
Before Dec 1 (Thurs)
Adult (junior high & above) 2,500 yen (S$32.50)
Child (age 4 & over) 1,200 yen \(S$15.60)

Dec 1 (Thurs) and later
Adult (junior high & above) 2,800 yen (S$36.40)
Child (age 4 & over) 1,400 yen (S$18.20)

For park entry after 16:30
Adult (junior high & above) 1,500 yen (S$19.50)
Child (age 4 & over) 1,000 yen (S$13) (each ticket comes with a 500-yen (S$6.50) coupon that can be used within the park).


HOW TO GET THERE: 


From the Asakusa station take the Limited Express Spacia (about 2 hours) to Tobu Kinagawa Onsen Station, take a 5 minute bus ride to Tobu World Square.

When visiting Tobu World Square, why not stay for a night at nearby Kinugawa Hot Spring!


Kinugawa Plaza Hotel(1)
kinugawa plaza hotel
Kinugawa Plaza Hotel(2)
Visitors can take slow relaxing hot spring baths and enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients in this hotel located amid the magnificent landscape of Kinugawa Valley. The hotel can be accessed in 15 minutes by car from Tobu World Square, and offers accommodation plans that include admission tickets to the theme park. 
Rates for 1-night accommodation start from 12,960 yen (S$168.48)(Dec 1, 2016 (Thurs) - Mar 31, 2017 (Fri)).
kinugawa plaza hotel

Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination – With a parade by real animals


At Tobu Zoo in Saitama, a LED screen more than 20 meters in length will take center stage, accompanied by 2 million LED lights decorating the park.  The “Rhythmination” of lights to computer-generated images on the screen will be a sight to behold!

A “starlight zoo parade” where animals move around the park together with illumination cars and a “reindeer event” during the Christmas season will also be held.
    Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination 2016-2017(1)
tobu zoo winter illumination

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Event dates 
Nov 12, 2016 (Sat) - Feb 12, 2017 (Sun)
* The park will be closed on some days during this period. As the dates when this event is held are irregular, please check the website for details.
Time
17:00 - 20:00
Location
Minami Saitama-gun, Saitama
About 10 minutes walk from Tobu Skytree Line “Tobu Dobutsu Koen Station” (about 35 minutes from Asakusa Station)

Admission fees 
Night Admission
Adult (junior high & above) 1,000 yen ($S13)
Child (age 3 to primary school) 500 yen (S$6.50)

Illumination Pass (park admission + unlimited rides)
Adult 2,500 yen (S$32.50)
Child 1,800 yen (S$23.40)

Night Ride Pass (available for purchase inside the park, unlimited rides)
Adult 1,500 yen (S$19.50)
Child 1,300 yen or (S$16.90)

* Tickets will be available for purchase after 15:00
  Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination 2016-2017(2)

tobu zoo winter illumination

HOW TO GET THERE: From the Asakusa Station, take the Tobu Skytree Line and get off at Tobu Dobutso Koen Station.


2016 SENDAI PAGEANT OF STARLIGHT
sendai pageant of starlight

Sendai Pageant of Starlight – the City of Trees

600,000 LED lights are used to decorate 160 zelkova trees and the rows of trees stretching for 800 meters will be totally wrapped in light. A pedestrian walkway runs through the center section of Jozenji-dori so that visitors can enjoy walking right under the illuminated trees.

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Event dates 
Dec 9 (Fri) - Dec 31 (Sat)

Time
Sun - Thurs 17:30 - 22:00
Fri/Sat/Dec 22 (Thurs) 17:30 - 23:00
Dec 31 (Sat) 17:30 - 24:00

Location
Jozenji-dori, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi
JR “Sendai Station” → Sendai Subway Nanboku Line “Koutoudai Park Station” (About 1 hour 35 minutes from Tokyo Station)

TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN Dream Christmas 2016
tokyo skytreetown

Tokyo Skytree Town – World’s tallest tower turned into the world’s tallest Christmas tree


There will be special lighting to make Tokyo Skytree look like the world’s tallest Christmas tree. Various spots in Tokyo Skytree Town will also be decorated with about 400,000 candle color lights giving visitors a visual treat. The lower section of the Tokyo Skytree tower will be used as the main screen for the first time and visitors can enjoy a visual display that takes advantage of the structure of the tower body.

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Event dates 
Nov 10 (Thurs) - Dec 25 (Sun)
* Projection mapping will start from Dec 10 (Sat).
Time
Sun - Thurs 17:30 - 22:00
Fri/Sat/Dec 22 (Thurs) 17:30 - 23:00
Dec 31 (Sat) 17:30 - 24:00
Location
Sumida-ku, Tokyo 
Immediately after alighting from Tobu Skytree Line “Tokyo Skytree Station” (about 3 minutes from Asakusa Station) and “Oshiage (SKYTREE) Station” on various lines.

HOW TO GET THERE: 

From the Asakusa Station, take the Tobu Skytree Line (about a 3 minute ride) and get off at Tokyo Skytree Station.


For more info, please visit: http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/en/

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