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.

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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 lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.