If you are in Kyoto now (November 5th – December 25th), go to Kyoto station and underground area of the station to see the Christmas illumination.
Since Japan has no tradition to celebrate the Thanksgiving, we will move to the Christmas right after the Halloween. And you will be able to see many Christmas-themed illuminations at this time of year in Japan. Kyoto is no exception.
There are several spots holding this type of event in Kyoto, but the most accessible one among them is the one at the Kyoto Station and underground of the station.
The lights will be lit at 17:00 – 22:30 at the station and 11:00 – 19:00 at the underground area (Porta and Cube) respectively from November 5th – December 25th.
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