VenusFort Illumination: Getting Medieval Europe Lit in Japan!
Can’t get enough of spectacular illuminations? Here’s another one to add to your list! The VenusFort in Odaiba presents shoppers and curious souls with jaw dropping lights and projections from November 2, 2017 until the middle of March, the following year.
Without brilliant lights and majestic video mapping, VenusFort boasts its picturesque European Renaissance interior.
The structure’s interior was crafted to mimic European architecture between the renaissance and medieval periods.
VenusFort takes you back to what Europe used to be, sort of like a modern day time capsule. Being a shopping and entertainment center, it also offers a long list of major brands and quaint restaurants that serve tasteful dishes from around the world.
Stunning Video Mapping and Illuminations
By November 2nd, its elegant interiors come to life as video mapping and illuminations brighten separate venues within VenusFort.
The Fountain Plaza | Broad Avenue
The star of the show, the main attraction. The Fountain plaza’s high ceiling and stone columns, not to mention a titanic fountain at the middle, make it the perfect classical venue. Projection mapping is used on the ceiling surface while classical organ pieces play in the background.
You might want to keep an eye out for special shows held during weekends, which include classical piano music performed live.
Olive Plaza’s ceiling is a sight to behold. The projections change from these light bulbs to snow flakes, and many others.
South and North Avenues
The Avenues ceiling turn into Hogwarts’ Enchanted Ceiling as stunning visions of light and video mapping illuminate the pathway.
The nearest train stations to Venus Fort are Aomi Station via the Yurikamome Line and the Tokyo Teleport Station via the Rinkai Line. You can also access it by WaterBus going to the Palette Town Station.
You can take the Saikyo Line from Shinjuku to Osaki Station, which takes around 12 minutes. Once you’re off, you can take the Rinkai Line going to Ariake/Kokusaitenjijo Station for 13 minutes. You then take the Yurikamome Line to Aomi to reach VenusFort in 4 minutes.
From Akihabara Station, take the Yamanote Line to reach Shimbashi in 7 minutes. You then have to get off and change to the Yurikamome Line going to Aomi. You can reach VenusFort in 20 minutes with this route.
From Tokyo, get on the Yamonote Line going to Shimbashi. This is a 3-minute train ride from Tokyo. Once you reach Shimbashi, get on the Yurikamome Line going to Aomi.
1 Chome-3-15 Aomi Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0064 Japan
November 2, 2017
Hours & Fees
11:00 am to 11:00 pm | Admission is free