Shinjuku Christmas Lights

Shinjuku, in central Tokyo, has some great Christmas lights this year.  Stunning winter illuminations line the Southern Terrace, near the Takashimaya department store and Tokyu Hands (great for a bit of cheap Christmas shopping).

Access: Take the Southern Terrace exit from Shinjuku station.


In Tokyo Opera Cityshinjuku_lights_1 shinjuku_lights_2

Walking along the Southern Terraceshinjuku_lights_3 shinjuku_lights_4shinjuku_lights_takashimaya

Just outside Takashimaya department store

More Christmas lights around Japan here.

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.