Extravagant light displays are wonderful traditions and attractions in America. Las Vegas is known for being as luminous as daytime in the dark of night. Disney World goes all out with brilliant displays and shows in their nightly parades before closing. New York City brightly trims the giant tree in Rockefeller Plaza, and dazzles the masses each year with glittering, glowing ball that drops in Times Square every New Year’s celebration. Radiant rituals like these seem to be just as typical overseas. Particularly over in Japan with their new Winter Illuminations event!
Winter Illuminations just opened at the botanical garden, Nabana no Sato, which is located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Already it has been called one of the best light shows in Japan! Viewers walking through at night are enveloped by millions of LED lights which are strung across the grounds and even on the water. Embracing a nature theme this year, gorgeous scenes of rainbows, auras and even a sunrise over Mount Fuji are simulated. This most stunning light display is operating until March 31st, 2013.
There are a ton of lively light displays to see and experience here and abroad! If you’re not fortunate to see Winter Illuminations for yourself, at least the photos found here can give you a taste of Japan’s best!