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Shinjuku shine

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The lights are blazing at the Odakyu group's Shinjuku Terrace City in Tokyo. The illumination time is from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. (until midnight on Dec 23, 24, 25 and 31). The display will run through Jan 31.

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Awesome!

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Subarashii!!!

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As beautiful as it is, arnt we being told to save power?

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Shinjuku Terrace is very famouse for the most popular illumination place during winter season. I've never been there, but my friend who lives in Tokyo told me it's so beautiful and there are many couples there. lol. But as you can see, they need a lot of electronic power and it's not good for Japan now. We need to save power for the people in the north area such as Fukushima.

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My tree's better.

From Iowa (U.S.) and the shiny 7-foot pine with 1 gazillion lights on it.

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This is the nicest one yet.

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thats great should give you a lift in your soul after a hard hard year enjoy as hours of lighting have being reduced

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Funny how the trees are next to the "Lumine" sign. They are "iLumine-ted 2."

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I love Tokyo during Christmas...lots of pretty lights, but it's not as cold as snowy as it is here in Calgary.

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Southern nights, have you ever seen the southern lights?

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How about "setsuden" here...for goodness sakes the year of March 11 disaster has not passed yet.

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So WE'RE supposed to save energy but these lights are... okay? How does that work?

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Not anywhere near as miserable as those suffering in Fukushima.

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and the millions of other impoverished places in the world ..youre carrying a heavy weight there...why dont we just cancel Christmas ?

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I would be more than happy if Japan stopped with their Xmas madness.

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It's mad eveywhere

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I highly doubt Muslim countries like Saudi are getting in the mad Xmas "spirit" of trashy lights, sugary cakes, mass consumerism, KFC and no idea the history of the season. By all means, create a holiday for whatever you want but trying to call what happens here Xmas is just sad.

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Australia is 'trashy lights sugary cakes,mass consum.,'AND barbecues or any other food on the beach...a great number of folk there think its more about family than 'religious history'...so ,be sad if you want to but Christmas is for 'joying' up and those 'trashy' lights will bring that to a lot of people

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Xmas isn't about family here - it is about date night and making sure you find a boyfriend who spend 5 times the price of the gift you bought him.

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Every Christmas I have spent in Japan have been disappointing (even the ones I spent on dates that ended well). So far, I've seen the lights in Kobe, Nagoya, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Umeda, and bunch of others that I've happened to pass by, but they were all sterile and meaningless, and I didn't enjoy spending my evenings gawking with a bunch of gawkers. Christmas here has little meaning for people. The TV has the usual crap on, supposedly with a "Christmas" theme featuring 'talents' producing classy Christmas acts such as air guitaring in a kimono.

At least in Australia we have Carols at the Domain. So I'm going to spend Christmas this year in a nearby country with people who actually believe that there is meaning behind Christmas, I'm really looking forward to it.

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I love these trees and I really love the lights, puts a bit a cheer in the air, even though it is cold here in Tokyo, I a am sure Foxie up in Hokkaido in the middle of a snowy blizzard is laughing and saying COLD?? Them people down in TOKYO don't know what COLD is, right?? But for this Mexican, well Japan, Tokyo is way colder than Mexico and I am not about to jump on any plane out to Mongolia, Siberia any time soon, but actually I do think once you get used to the weather here in Tokyo or say Japan, you can really enjoy it, so let's cheer up!

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It is kind of strange looking at those without snow. Elbuda, the snow blizzard happened yesterday and left me with a painful back from shovelling, it is the beginning of the season.

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I want to check these out this year!

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Sorry to hear that you hurt your back, I hope you guys have a nice onsen near your place, fix up your back and all of your aching muscles ASAP! I do hope you have no more blizzards in Hokkaido, must be beautiful but scary??

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Wow, so awesome. That looks superb. Sugoi ne...

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