Japan, as a non-Christian country, does not celebrate Christmas. December 25th is not a national holiday. But Japanese people, as great lovers of festivals and celebrations, try to celebrate it in a commercial way. Local government and big companies decorate parks and buildings with colorful illumination.
Last Saturday, I went to Tokyo Midtown, Shiodome, and Tokyo Tower to see the illuminations in these places. (Click here to check where you can see more illuminations).
Grass Square “Starlight Garden” in Tokyo Midtown
Illuminated balls in Sakura-dori in Tokyo Midtown
Capturing the sea of illumination in Caretta, Shiodome.
Also, Christmas in Japan is a perfect day to spend with your lover.
Caretta OCEAN Xmas 2009 in Shiodome
Tokyo Tower’s Light Down Story
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!