Photograph Tokyo’s sensational winter illuminations and upload the photos to your SNS!

Written by Editorial department
6 Dec 2016
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In cooperation with major electronics retailer, Yamada Denki, we've used this media to keep you in the loop with the latest info on events and must-see spots. Today, we'd like to introduce you to one of their products which is sure to make your stay in Japan that much easier: the highly affordable, prepaid YAMADA SIM card. Use it to upload your photos to your SNS as you take them.

Japan is taken over by Christmas spirit!

As the beautiful autumn leaves begin to fall, Japan is taken over by Christmas spirit! It is the season of tree lighting ceremonies and illuminations so magical that not even the cold can put a damper on the excitement. In recent years, many spots have begun to keep their lights up even after Christmas. Today we'd like to let you know about a few of such places where you can enjoy illuminations in the New Year as well.

Recommended spot #1: Marunouchi Illuminations 2016

This large-scale event is one that marks the beginning of winter for many, and this year it will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Stretching from the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station to the north towards Otemachi, the champagne gold-coloured lights will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fantasy world. Easy to get to, free, and exciting, the illuminations are sure to boost the moods of a great number of people this year as well. Why not be one of them?

Marunouchi Illuminations 2016
Marunouchi Illuminations 2016

Basic information on Marunouchi Illuminations 2016

Illumination Period
November 10, 2016-February 19, 2017
Illumination Hours
17:00 - 23:00
Address
Marunouchi Naka-dori, Otemachi Naka-dori, etc.
Access
2-min walk from JR Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi Central Exit, etc.
Admission Fee
Free

Recommended spot #2:FROZEN VENUSFORT

If you've never been to Venus Fort, now would be a great time to go! The shopping mall is an architectural masterpiece designed to look like medieval Europe, and it features a beautiful dome-shaped atrium. Naturally, it is the perfect place to dazzle up for Christmas! Though it's easy enough to lose yourself in the whimsical atmosphere of the mall on a regular day, you’ll have to times that by 100 during the winter season! You can enjoy the illumination displays, projection mapping shows, and music while you shop or dine.

FROZEN VENUSFORT
FROZEN VENUSFORT

Basic information on FROZEN VENUSFORT

Illumination Period
Wednesday, November 2, 2016-Mid-March, 2017
Illumination Hours
11:00 - 23:00
Address: Various locations at Venus Fort 2F, 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Access
Outside Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Waterfront Line Aomi Station, etc.
Admission Fee
Free

Recommended spot #3: Akasaka Sacas Sound x Terrace

As the name suggests, this is a magical collaboration of music and lights. Explore a range of different music genres as you watch the colourful lights illuminate the night sky. Christmas and Valentine’s Day just got that much better!

Basic information on Akasaka Sacas Sound x Terrace

Illumination Period
November 2, 2016-February 19, 2017
Illumination Hours
16:00 - 24:00
Address
akasaka Biz Tower SHOPS & DINING 1F Naka-dori, 5-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access
Outside Tokyo Metro Akasaka Station, etc.
Admission Fee
Free

In conclusion, we'd like to provide you with details on the YAMADA SIM card. With this affordable prepaid SIM card in hand, you'll be able to upload your fireworks photos right away!

Overview of [YAMADA SIM]

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA SIM card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

YAMADA SIM card
YAMADA SIM

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 225Mbps, up to 200MB per day (*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

There are different types of plans

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

These SIM cards can be purchased at YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

[YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro]

Address
1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)
Open
10:00 - 22:00

[YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building]

Address
1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)
Open
10:00 - 22:00