Christmas in Tokyo, Christmas Illuminations
Continuing the previous Christmas Tokyo report.
On December 24th, on the Christmas eve we decided to go to Tokyo Lalaport shopping complex looking for yet another VOLKS shop.
Then we went to Shiodome - place famous for it's many Christmas illuminations. We arrived already after dark.
The place was very crowded and we totally failed at getting a set at any of the restaurants sadly, so we returned to our hotel hungry and ate at some fast-food place nearby.
On the Christmas day in the morning it was a huge problem to find a place that was open to have a breakfast, so we ended up going to some McDonalds clone called MosBurger. Cannot say we were very impressed with the food, certainly it was ok, but expensive.
For the evening we went to Tokyo Midtown for their Christmas Illumination display and also to see the shops.
Huge crowds were present around just like the day before. We spent over an hour in line to get to some restaurant.
Having checked out the yard we headed to the illumination place, where HUGE crowds were heading too.
And here's the video of the Starlight Garden show:
After illumination we headed to the nearest exit which turned out to be a big mistake - should we follow the majority of people we would end up on a bridge from which you can see the illumination too, but from above.
From there we headed to Roppongi Hills to see if there is anything interesting there. It was nearby, so just 10 or so minutes walk.
On December 26th we decided to go to Seibu Yuuenchi park that Ksusha heard about on Internet as a big place with a lot of lights. It took quite a bit of time to find how to get there and even though we found the website, the directions here did not help much other than inform us that the place is also known as Star Kingdom park.
The park itself is located about in 1 hour train ride from Shinjuku station.
We followed the music and arrived at the park where we have found that it's actually a park with attractions that also happened to be lit. Even to just see the lights you need to pay the entrance fee of 500 yen.
The place was positively pretty big.
All vendors have already closed for the day, but the attractions still mostly worked.
They also had a musical performance every 30 minutes or so and here's a bit of a video from that.
It was getting colder and colder by every minute and we were positively frozen when we decided to go back.
This happened to be our last full day in Tokyo too, next day we hopped on a plane and went home.
This concluded our winter trip to Tokyo.