When you think of sightseeing in Kanagawa, most people usually come up with Hakone, Kamakura or Yokohama first. But there are other spots for night illumination viewing you can reach in one hour or less from Tokyo.
These are highly recommended as conveniently located and not crowded compared with Tokyo.
1. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
This spectacular night show is presented all year around in LIGHTIA, which is held on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
Visitors can see beautiful illuminations everywhere in Yokokama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, but LIGHTIA offers something very special. Miraculous illusions created by four dolphins and the four-colored lighting dazzle your eyes. With the light, sound and image, you can enjoy the perfect synchronization of the dolphins and humans.
Illuminated park rides and the seasonal events are also must-sees.
2. Lake Sagami Illumillion (Lake Sagami Resort Pleasure Forest)
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. until Sunday April 3
The largest-scale illumination in the Kanto Region with six million light bulbs, Lake Sagami Illumillion has evolved year by year, and been certified as one of the three best illuminations in the Kanto region since 2018.
The lights glow in different colors by the area, giving a fantastic atmosphere.
There are many ways you can enjoy the illumination from above, such as the “Rainbow Lift,” providing an aerial "walk" over the illumination, and the “Ferris Wheel of Light.”
Furthermore, this year, the resort has "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Illumination Eternal," a collaborated project with the movie version of a popular anime,“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie.”
Lake Sagami Resort Pleasure Forest is a perfect spot to visit with your family and friends.
3. Festival of light and colors illuminating Enoshima -- Jewels of Shonan --
Until Feb 28
“Jewels of Shonan” is a world of light combining the sky and landscape of Shonan and illumination.
You will enter the world of jewel-like illuminations of transparent and beautiful color gradation, such as the lines of light hung from the symbolic lighthouse of Enoshima Sea Candle, the surrounding Grand Space of Light with illuminations covering the ground, and the tunnel featuring purple-themed LED light bulbs, which are said to be most densely arranged in the country, and 70,000 crystal beads.
The fantastical space is like a dream world. Jewels of Shonan is one of the three major illuminations of the Kanto region.© Kanagawa Prefectural Government