With the onset of winter, darkness has been falling earlier and earlier. Fortunately, even with the early sunset, there are still ways to brighten up your evening.
Around this time every year, Christmas light displays, or illumination in Japanese, spring up around the prefecture. Here are some of the light displays that you can check out.
Yamaguchi City – The location of the first Christmas mass in Japan, Yamaguchi City has many events during Christmas. Stop by Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church to see the Christmas ceremony on the first of December, or walk down Park road and the central shopping arcade to see the light displays.
Ube City – Check out Tokiwa Park to the TOKIWA Fantasia Christmas display, including a competition with displays created by various groups, or visit Santa Claus Road 2013, near ANA Crowne Plaza Ube.
Shunan City – In the area around Tokuyama Station, you’ll find the Shunan Winter Tree Festival. There will even be events on some Saturdays.
Shimonoseki – You don’t have to walk far to find the light displays in Shimonoseki； they’re right outside the station. You could also make a trip to Kaikyo Yume Tower or stroll along the lit up Kamon Wharf.
These are only some of the many light displays in the prefecture. Make sure to check out the local ones near you!
Yamaguchi Pref. Government, Japan