2016-2017 Kagawa’s Winter Illumination Display Information

Illuminations have become one of the signature winter events in Japan. Life Takamatsu provides the reader with a list of must-see illumination spots in Kagawa. Go out and enjoy the romantic, dazzling winter illuminations in Japan.


Kawaramachi FLAG Illumination

This spot is located in Kawaramachi Station, the center of the city and therefore easily accessible.
Visitors can enjoy the dazzling illumination with their family and friends while sitting on the soft grass located on the rooftop of Kawaramachi FLAG building.

Place: 11th floor, Kawaramachi FLAG rooftop / KAWARA PARK.
Period: from November 14th, 2016
Illumination time: 5:00PM-9:00PM
Charge: Free entry
Web: http://www.k-flag.jp
Address: 1-3-1, Tokiwa-cho, Takamatsu-city, Kagawa, 760-0054
Access: Get off at Kotoden Kawaramachi Station

The 30th Takamatsu Winter Festival

Takamatsu Winter Festival presents its their 30th illumination since 1987 with this year’s festival theme, “ Thank you for making me happy”. There you will see the “Bright Message Board “, created by the elementary school students in Takamatsu, the “Glitter Symbol Tree” over 30m tall (about 98 feet), and a  LED decoration that celebrates their 30th Anniversary. They also hold local stage performance  programs on two stages at the site.

Place: Takamatsu Chuo Park
Period: December 22nd – 25th, 2016
Illumination time: 5:00PM-10:00PM (5:00PM-0:00AM on the 25th)
Charge: Free entry
Tel: +81-87-834-5255 (Takamatsu Winter Festival Executive Committee)
Address: 1-11-1, Ichiban-cho, Takamatsu-city, Kagawa, 760-0017
Access: About a 15-minutes walk from JR Takamatsu and Kotoden Chikko Station, About a 7-Minutes walk from Kotoden Kawaramachi Station

Mannou Park Winter Fantasy

The entire park sparkles with its signature winter display with about 550,000 LEDs. A spectacular 10m (32 feet) tall symbol tower and 5m (16feet) tall Champagne glasses tower (the tallest Champagne glasses tower in Shikoku area) on the illuminated artificial waterfall are simply majestic and breathtaking.

Place: Sanuki Mannou National Government Park
Period: November 19th, 2016 – January 3rd, 2017 (Park is closed December 29th to the 31st)
Illumination time: 5:30PM-10:00PM
Charge: 410 yean for adult age 15 -64 , 210 yen for adult age 65- , 80 yen for children age 6-14
Tel: +81-87-779-1700 (Mannou Park Management Center)
Address: 4243-12 Yoshino, Nakatado-gun, Manno-cho 766-0023, Kagawa Access: About 15 minutes by Taxi from JR Kotohira and Kotoden Kotohira Station

Takamatsu Symbol Tower ILLUMIN★ART

About 46,000 LEDs are illuminating the area around the Takamatsu Symbol Tower. Olive Tower is illuminated with white light and a sparkling meteor shower. Blinking LEDs give some action to the display that adds a glamorous effect to the site.

Place: Takamatsu Symbol Tower
Period: November 22nd, 2016 – February 14th, 2017
Illumination time: After sunset-22:00PM (Illuminations outside are lit until 23:00PM)
Charge: Free entry
Tel: +81-87-811-1676
Web: http://www.sunport-hall.jp
Address: 2-1 Sunport Takamatsu 760-0019, Kagawa
Access: About a 2-minute walk from JR Takamatsu Station or about a 5-minute walk from Takamatsu Chikko Station.

Marugame Machi Ichibangai 10th Year Anniversary Illumination

Marugamemachi Ichibangai had their 10th anniversary in December 2016 and the anniversary illumination display celebrates and lights up of Ichibangai’s alleys.

Place: Marugame Machi Ichibangai
Period: November 13th, 2016 – January 31st, 2017
Illumination time: After sunset – 0:00AM
Charge: Free entry
Tel: +81-87-821-1651 (Marugame Machi Shopping District Promotion Association)
Web: http://www.kame3.jp
Address: 13-2 Marugame Machi, Takamatsu-city, 760-0029, Kagawa
Access: About a 5-minute walk from Kotoden Katahara Machi Station.

Reoma Winter Illumination 2016

The largest illumination display in the Shikoku area, increasing the number of the LEDs from last year’s 15,000,000 to 20,000,000!! This year’s highlight is the “Aurora Miracle Show”, which reproduces the aurora phenomenon with the latest optical technology and was awarded both the 7th prize in “Summer Illumination Division” and the 8th prize in “Comprehensive Entertainment Division” In the 4th National Illumination Award.

Place: New Reoma World
Period: November 3rd, 2016 – February 28th, 2017
Illumination time: 5:00PM (times may change due to the time of sunset)-9:00PM
Business Hours: 10:00AM-9:00PM
Charge: http://www.newreomaworld.com/event/16078-2/
Tel: +81-87-786-1071
Web: http://www.newreomaworld.com
Address: 40-1 Kurikumanishi, Ayagawa-cho Marugame-city, 761-2405, Kagawa
Access: About a 15-minute walk from Kotoden Okada Station / About a 50-minute drive from JR Takamatsu Station

Sakaide Kirari Festival

Kirari Festival presents its 14th Winter Illumination with the “Himalaya Sugi (Japanese Cedar) as a symbol of Hanamizuki Square at the North Exit of JR Sakaide Station. The Himalaya Sugi is transformed into a 16m (52 feet) tall Christmas tree decorated with 45,000 LEDs.

Place: JR Sakaide Station
Period: December 1st- December 31st, 2016
Illumination time: 5:00PM -10:00PM (Illuminations are displayed until 6:00AM next day on 31st)
Charge: Free entry
Tel: +81-87-744-5017 (Kirari Festival Executive Committee)
Address: 1-1-1,Moto-machi, Sakaide-city, 762-0045, Kagawa
Access: Right outside JR Sakaide Station. About 40-minutes drive from JR Takamatsu Station

“KANONJI NO HIKARI” Kanonji Winter Festival

The 12th Kanonji Winter Festival takes place on the L-shaped street from the Taisho Bridge in front of Kanonji Station for 700 meters (0.4miles).
LED Carriages, horses and Dolphins created by Mitoyo Industrial High School students are displayed at Harehare plaza!
The illumination is being held between JR Kanonji Station and Kanonji Station shopping street arcade, the Nakasu Honma shopping district arcade.

Place: The L-shaped street from the Taisho Bridge in front of Kanonji Station for 700 meters (0.4mile).
Period: November 26th,2016 – February 19th, 2017
Illumination display time: 5:00PM -1:00AM (Roadside tree), 5:00PM -23:00PM (Harehare Plaza)
Charge: Free entry
Web: https://www.facebook.com/kanonjinohikari/
Tel: +81-87-525-3451 (Kanonji-Sation Shopping District Promotion Association)
Address: 1-4 Sakae-machi, kanji, 768-0072, Kagawa
Access: Right outside JR Kanonji Station. About a 50-minutes drive from JR Takamatsu Station