Yomiuri Land Jewellumination
It’s winter season in Japan and the place is lit—literally! During cold winter nights, light displays become attractive staples in Japan and no place does it better than Yomiuri Land, a real-life wonderland of lights in the environs of the Kanto region.
People from all walks of life look forward to the annual Yomiuri Land Jewellumination event where millions of lights are lit up all at once, sparkling like gems in the cold, dark night.
The Perfect Location
Yomiuri Land is one of the most visited amusement parks in Tokyo with over 40 exciting attractions and family-friendly rides ranging from roller coasters, car rides, Ferris wheels, and water flumes.
Aside from its plethora of water rides during the summer season, the theme park transforms into an enormous, illuminated jewelry box once wintertime rolls in.
Over The Top Illuminations
Each year, from October to February, Yomiuri Land is covered in millions of LED lights designed to mimic precious jewels—diamonds, rubies, ambers, topazes, emeralds, sapphires, and amethysts. This wondrous idea didn’t come out of the blue, all its intricacies were conceptualized and designed by brilliant lighting creator Motoko Ishii.
Since the Yomiuri Land is a massive location, the Jewellumination offers several areas each bearing distinct colors and themes.
The stretch begins toward the “Jewelry Road” a 100-meter pathway girded with light-studded trees lights, making it the perfect spot for lovers. The lights synchronically move as music plays in the background—talk about an ideal spot for a wedding proposal.
Another attraction you can find in the Jewelry area is the “Spiral Passage”, a tunnel that displays breathtaking illuminations, shimmering brighter than the stars in the night sky.
Aqua Jewelry Beach
The poolside isn’t only studded with beautiful, effervescent lights but entertains visitors with a high-octane show called “Chateau Royal”. The section is also filled with spectacular fountains as part of the event’s “La Fontaine” attraction.
The theme park’s rides are also embellished with colorful LED lights making the entire location look like it came straight out of a fairy tale.
Eat & Be Merry
You can’t explore the spacious venue on an empty stomach, this is an absolutely a no-no. So, feel free to grab a bit in any of the outdoor and indoor eating places within the theme park.
How to Get There
You can get to Yomiuri Land by riding a train. Take a train from Shinjuku Station going to Keio Yomiuri-Land. Travel time takes around 30-40 minutes. Once you get off, you’ll need to ride the Gondola “Sky Shuttle”, a 5-10 minute-ride 5‒10 going to the theme park.
The event begins in October of each year and extends until February 18 of next year.
Yomiuri Land Jewellumination
4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo
October 26, 2017
Hours & Fees
Amusement Park opens from 10:00 to 20:30 | Jewellumination 16:00-20:30