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Odaiba Illumination “YAKEI” – Feel Celebration Any Time of Year in Odaiba

YOSHIKO

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Odaiba illumination “YAKEI” is the best place to spend special time with your friends, family, or an important person. This illumination “YAKEI” is one of the most popular attractions in Tokyo. While most of the illuminations across Japan you can see only in winter, this Odaiba illumination is the attraction you can enjoy all year round. Each season, it has a distinctive theme, which makes you feel relaxed and comfortable getting rid of the stress from your everyday life.


What is Odaiba Illumination “YAKEI”?

Odaiba illumination “YAKEI” is not like any other illumination which you can see only during winter. If you come to a different month, you will see different animation there. Odaiba illumination “YAKEI” takes place on the Seaside Deck of Decks Tokyo Beach. Not only Odaiba Memorial Tree which is 20 meters high and 10 meters wide, but also the heart-shaped object light up the night sky of Odaiba. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape of Tokyo Bay including Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree, and the Rainbow Bridge behind the 220,000 of lights at this the illumination display.

Popular Spots of Odaiba Illumination “YAKEI”

Illusion Dome is the magical attraction in the center of the third floor of Seaside Deck. This Illusion Dome is a tunnel with a 360 degrees projector system. It detects people’s motion and reflects it in the images across the tunnel from the walls to the floor. Once the wall detects visitor’s motions, it changes the colors and animates their movements.

Heart-Shaped Object is the most famous picture spot. The beautiful night view of Tokyo with Odaiba Memorial Tree and the Rainbow Bridge will be all in one single frame there.

Odaiba Memorial Tree is the largest living tree in Tokyo which is 20 meters high and 10 meters wide. Around this huge tree, you will find smaller trees occupying about 200 meters and featuring 220,000 lights.

The Seasonal Attractions

Odaiba illuminations “YAKEI” welcome you with seasonal attractions. In each season, you will see different animation in the Illusion Dome. This is one of the reasons why many people choose to visit there repeatedly. In the case of 2015, the night cherry blossoms display attracted visitors in March. In May, the dome was the world of Aquarium. Dinosaurs’ version in July was popular, especially among male visitors. Of course, people enjoyed the Halloween atmosphere in October and Christmas in December. The most distinctive attraction in 2015 was the Little Prince in November.

Winter version displays started following the Little Prince display and attracted many visitors not only from Tokyo but also from Japan and the world. Following the theme of Illusion Dome, the color of the illumination on Odaiba Memorial Tree also changes. This makes you feel very special and helps you make an unforgettable memory.

Details and Access

Date and Time: All year round, from sunset to midnight

Place: Decks Tokyo Beach, Odaiba, Tokyo

Address: Sea Side Deck, Decks Tokyo Beach 3F, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Official website: https://www.odaiba-decks.com/en/yakei/

Access: 2 minutes on foot from Odaiba Kaihei Park Station of Yurikamome line.

Closing Remarks

Odaiba illumination “YAKEI” is one of the attractions that you cannot miss! Not like the other illuminations which you can see in winter. Enjoy this fantastic and magical atmosphere of Odaiba illumination “YAKEI” throughout the year. Moreover, you can expect to see different displays if you come in a different season, which is very special in this place. I am sure you will have an unforgettable moment with your important person, and friends there!

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