【Kanto area】 Three selected illumination spots! Post pictures on SNS with low-priced prepaid SIM ♪
“YAMADA New Mobile” is low-priced prepaid SIM available at one of the leading home appliances shops; YAMADA Denki. With this gadget, you will have a convenient access to the Internet and be able to upload articles on your SNS (Social Networking Site) without stress. So why not share with the world wonderful experiences you are having and beautiful sceneries you are seeing in real time?
There is no doubt that if you post pictures of fantastic winter illuminations on your SNS, everyone is going to notice them! That said, in this article, we will tell you about 3 illuminations spots that we recommend.
Recommended Spot #1: 【Gunma Prefecture】 Gunma Flower Park Illumination
At “Gunma Flower Park”, you can enjoy a wide variety of flowers. In winter, people gather this park for its annual winter illumination. The fantastic atmosphere that makes you feel like you stepped inside a magic world takes everyone’s breathes away.
The hottest attraction is the projection mapping with the latest laser projector. Get immersed in the entertainment show of lights and music.
On November 25th 2017, there will be a festival “Big Magical Fireworks by Fairies” (Planned to start shooting fireworks at 19:30. Will be postponed to the next day if a bad weather).
Gunma Flower Park Illumination Basic Information
- 2471-7 Kashiwagura-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma
- Event Period
- November 11, 2017 - January 8, 2018
- Illumination Hours
Sunset – 21:00 (Opens at 9:00, Last admission by 20:30)
※Close at 20:00 on 12/31 & 1/1
- ￥600 (Free for junior high school students and under)
Recommended Spot #2: 【Kanagawa Prefecture】Shonan no Hoseki Winter Illumination
Though it’s true that many people think of summer and beach when they hear the word “Shonan”, the winter illumination in the area is highly appraised lately too. Their annual illumination event “Shonan no Hoseki Winter Illumination” is certified as one of “Kanto Area Big 3 Illumination” as well as “Japan Night Illumination Heritage”.
Their biggest attraction is the “Tunnel of Light” made of lights hang from the “Enoshima Sea Candle (light house)”. The light house is rated #1 in the “Ranking of the most beautiful light house at night”. Other attractions include 1km total lengths of lights that connect various spots in Enoshima making the whole area bright with beautiful lights.
Shonan no Hoseki Winter Illumination Basic Information
- Enoshima, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa
- Enoshima Sea Candle, Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, Kamegaoka Square, Enoshima Iwaya Caves and others
- Event Period
- November 25, 2017 - February 18, 2018
(For Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden) ￥200 for adults, ￥100 for children
(For Enoshima Sea Candle) ￥300 for adults, ￥150 for children
Recommended Spot #3: 【Tokyo】 Marunouchi Illumination 2017
Annual illumination event held around Marunouchi Nakadori Street. Over 200 trees planted along nearly 1.2km street shine beautifully with “champagne gold” lights that are actually known as Marunouchi original color. With nearly 930,000 LED lights, the trees will gorgeously liven up the Christmas season again this year.
Lights used at this event are as bright as conventional ones but they use less energy. For that effort, the event was certified as “Japan Night View Heritage” in 2016.
Marunouchi Illumination 2017 Basic Information
- Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Marunouchi Nakadori Street, around Tokyo Station
- Event Period
- November 9, 2017 - February 18, 2018
- Illumination Hours
※In December, lights will be on between 17:00 and 24:00.
Lastly, we want to tell you about details of low-priced prepaid SIM; “YAMADA New Mobile” that you will need to upload your pictures while traveling.
We recommend the low-cost YAMADA New Mobile 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).
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.
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.
【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】
- 1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)
【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】
- 1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)