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Glittering Winter Illumination in Fukuoka 2020

It’s the season of illumination! Sightseeing spots and facilities in Fukuoka are specially decorated with lights from Christmas to New Year holidays, wondering in sparkling illumination is one of the excitements in winter. Here are some recommended illumination in Fukuoka. Let’s make some glittering memories together!

★Around 800 thousand light bulbs illumination『Hikari-no-machi・HAKATA』/Plaza in front of JR Hakata Station

・Light-up Period:November 5th, 2020 – January 6th, 2021 
・Location:Plaza in front of JR Hakata Station
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The memorable 10th 『Hikari-no-machi(City of Light)・HAKATA』
This year is hard to be like usual, but the illumination will shine beautifully in the JR Hakata Station Square as well this year. Please come and feel the warm. Hope you would have a smile here.

This year’s concept is “Silent Yell of the Starry Sky.” A starry sky would lights up the big roof.
Each tiny lights that colors Hakata, would send a warm and silent yell to the whole city.
Hope you enjoy 『Hikari-no-machi(City of Light)・HAKATA』this winter.

◎Christmas Market in『Hikari-no-machi(City of Light)・HAKATA』

There would be hold a Christmas Market this year in『Hikari-no-machi(City of Light)・HAKATA』
Please come and enjoy the illumination,  also have a hot wine!・Light-up Period:November 11th, 2020 – December 25th, 2020
・Time:weekday 16:45~23:00/weekend・holiday 12:00~23:00 
・Location:Plaza in front of JR Hakata Station
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The Christmas Market definitely has classic hot wine and delicious food, also the popular hot chocolate has been renewed.
With authentic and cute Christmas goods, you could feel the European atmosphere at the market, giving you a taste like traveling abroad that you may not have been able to take this year. Hope you enjoy the Hakata Christmas Market.

118 origami cranes of Light – Pray for a Bright Future at Kashiikaen

・Light-up Period:November 7th, 2020 – April 6th, 2021
・Time:17:00~20:30 last entry 20:00
・Location:Kashiikaen (7-2-1, Kasumigaoka, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka)
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With the theme of “Pray for a bright future”, the park will be illuminated with a pyramid of glowing paper cranes which about 8m height.

The park will also be decorated with 700,000 LED and bamboo lights to create a magical atmosphere. Please come and enjoy the peaceful illumination.

★New program of Canal Aqua Panorama and “WA” styled illumination

◎New program of Canal Aqua Panorama ~”ONE PIECE WATER SPECTACLE 3: Wano Country Arc “

・Show period:November 14th〜
・Time:Please find the official website for more information
・Location:Sun Plaza Stage, Canal City Hakata (1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City)
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The story is about Wano Country. The Straw Hat Pirates will have an adventure in this powerful projection mapping show. The main characters dance and fight to the rhythm of popular theme songs from the TV anime which arranged by traditional Japanese instruments.

◎ Canal City Hakata Illumination 2020

・Light-up Period:November 14th, 2020〜February 14th, 2021
・Location:Sun Plaza Stage, Canal City Hakata (1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City)
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To coordinate with the Aqua Panorama show of “ONE PIECE WATER SPECTACLE 3: Wano Country Arc”, the related illumination will start from 14 November. New space and works will be created that express the “Japanese WA” element.

The scene of “Luffy fighting in the flurry of cherry blossom” will be transformed into a giant 3 meter tall air balloon. There will also be a sculptures of the popular character ‘Chopper”. They are surrounded by cherry blossom lights and Japanese umbrellas to express the view of the world.

★Tenjin Chikagai (Tenjin Underground Shopping Mall)turns into a champagne gold-lit avenue!

・Light-up Period:November 6th, 2020~December 25th,2020
・Time:5:30~24:30 ※last day December 25th would be lit until 21:00
・Location:Tenjin Chikagai (1-3 Underground, 2, tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City)
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This is the largest underground shopping area in Kyushu, built underground of Tenjin, stretching for 590 meters from the north to south of the downtown area. During the Christmas time, Tenjin Chikagai would turns into a champagne gold-lit avenue!

The underground space is directly connected to Tenjin and Tenjin-Minami subway station and also conveniently located near Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station and Nishtietsu Tenjin bus center. When you plan going out by using above transportation,  please choose through the Tenjin Chikagai and enjoy the illumination!

★Fly to the future『 IMS The Last Christmas 2020』

・Light-up Period:November 11th, 2020~December 25th, 2020
・Location:IMS (1-7-11, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
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This will be the last Christmas at IMS, with illumination and  special project, “Christmas Cards for the Future” which visitors would receive a letter with their thoughts and feeling from IMS one year later.

The theme of the illumination decoration this year is “THE LAST CHRISTMAS ~fly to the future with lights~”.
The 12-metre high ceiling decoration and the 5.5-metre tall symbolic Christmas tree at B2 floor, expressing everyone’s wishes while rise up to the sky.

★Uminaka Christmas Candle Night 2020/Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

・Light-up Period:December 19th, 2020~December 20th *Cancelled in case of stormy weather
・Time:17:30 – 21:00 (last entry: 20:30)
・Location:Uminonakamichi Seaside Park (18-25, Oaza Saitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka)
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With the theme of pray for the peaceful life, the venue is decorated with 10,000 heart-warming candle lights which is different from the illumination in the city.

★Fukuoka Tower turns into a giant Christmas Present!

・Light-up Period:November 13th, 2020~December 25th, 2020
・Time:17:00 – 23:00 (December 24th~25th light up until 24:00
・Location:Fukuoka Tower(2-3-26, Momochi-hama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka)
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 Illumination of the wrappings covering the Fukuoka tower in snow pattern will make it look like a Christmas present. Please come and enjoy the Christmas sprit!
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