Yokote City’s Four-Zone Collaborative Illuminations

Written by Editorial department
22 Nov 2016
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Snow Country – Akita; Enjoying the Wonderful Four-Zone Collaborative Illuminations

In Akita Prefecture’s Yokote City around New Year’s, various parts of the city hold events where the trees and plazas are illuminated brightly with many lights! In 2016, the four areas selected for the Collaborative Illuminations of Yokote City are Taiyu, Omori, Omono River, and Hiraka.

1. Taiyu Illumination (Level of Recommendation: ☆)

The display street can be found in front of Yutorion Taiyu, and upon entering visitors are faced with around 80 meters of arch-covered path, all lit up with LED lights that create a dreamlike new world. In 2016, Santa and his reindeer will also be visiting!

Overview of Taiyu Illumination

Basic information on Taiyu Illumination

Event Period
November 26, 2016 - December 25, 2016
Lights illuminated between
17:00-23:00 (Lights illuminated until 2:00am the next day on December 24th.)
Address
21-4 Mimurahigashi, Taiyu, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture
Location
In front of Yutorion Taiyu
Access
About 20 minutes by taxi from JR Yokote Station
Admission
Free

2. Omori Zelkova Tree Illumination (Level of Recommendation: ☆☆)

The Omori area’s winter scene is called the “Zelkova Tree Illumination.” The pink and white glittering lights draw forth images of the flower phlox subulata. Be sure to enjoy the gentle blooms of the flowering winter lights!

Overview of Omori Zelkova Tree Illumination

Basic information on Omori Zelkova Tree Illumination

Event Period
December 3, 2016 - January 9, 2017
Lights illuminated between
17:00-23:00. (Lights illuminated until 2:00am the next day on December 24th and 31st.)
Address
268 Onakajima, Omori, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture
Location
In front of Yokote City Hall’s Omori Regional Bureau
Access
About 24 minutes by taxi from JR Yokote Station
Admission
Free

3. Omono River Illumination (Level of Recommendation: ☆☆☆)

Snow-like LED lights illuminate the trees that line the Omono River Town Hall’s parking lot. On the first night of the event, when the lights are first lit, snacks and treats for children, such as soups and warm drinks, are available as well.

Overview of Omono River Illumination

Basic information on Omono River Illumination

Event Period
December 10, 2016 - January 9, 2017
Lights illuminated between
17:00-23:00 (Lights illuminated until 2:00am the next day on December 24th and 31st.)
Address
268 Onakajima, Omori, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture.
Location
Omono River Town Hall. 1 Naruta, Omono River Imajuku, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture
Access
About 20 minutes by taxi from JR Yokote Station
Admission
Free

4. Zelkova Tree Light Fantasy (Level of Recommendation: ☆☆☆)

The Hiraka area’s local symbol is the Zelkova tree, which grows to about 40 meters tall. During the event period, it is lit up and becomes an enormous Christmas tree!

Overview of Zelkova Tree Light Fantasy

Basic information on Zelkova Tree Light Fantasy

Event Period
December 10, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Lights illuminated between
17:00-24:00 (Lights illuminated until 2:00am the next day on December 24th and 31st.)
Address
393 Asamai, Hiraka Asamai, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture
Location
Near the Hiraka Town Hall and Biwanuma
Access
1 minute on foot from JR Yokote Station, the Ugokotsu Honjo Line’s “Asamai Sakaemachi” Exit.
Admission
Free