The TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION 2021-2022 special Invitation! An exclusive perk for foreign residents in Japan!

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The annual TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION event, chosen as the winner of the 2020-2021 Walker+ “Best Illuminations to Visit in Japan” ranking, will be held again this year! Located at the wide open grounds of Oi Racecourse in Tokyo’s Shinagawa district, this full on illumination event features cute horses and plenty more you won’t want to miss! Plus, for a limited time starting mid-October, there’s a special campaign for foreign residents that will grant the first 200 groups of up to 5 people free admission when you show your residence card or passport. Don’t miss this limited time offer!

What is TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION

TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION, the award-winning 1st place event in Walker+ “Best Illuminations to Visit in Japan 2020-2021” is the long-loved, winter season special illumination event adored by children and grown-ups alike. In celebration of its 4-year anniversary, this year’s event is pulling out all the stops with a larger-than-life laser show across the fountain at Twinkle Fountain and Aurora Borealis, a brand-new special area made in collaboration with creative art company NAKED, INC. rich with authentic, Japanese themes and so much more! As an homage to the event venue, Oi Racecourse, there’s also the widely popular HORSE EVENTS, available to enjoy again this year, every single day! Plus, at the newly opened ranch you may even see a miniature horse or pony?! Come on down and join in the fun!

2021-2022 Highlights

There is a full line up of events to see this season. At NAKED, INC. BIG BOOK, you can explore an immersive illumination of dazzling lights, projecting mapping and augmented reality displays. At the Twinkle Fountain and Aurora Borealis you’ll find A RAINBOW FOUNTAIN BATHED IN LIGHT, the AURORA FOREST and a GIANT TREE PLAYING WITH THE LIGHT, an unforgettable 15-minute show of epic proportion.
The Giant Tree Playing with the Light event now features a moving light display, that looks as if tendrils of light were coming alive across the tree branches. Afterwards, make your way out of the bamboo forest to find a rich and magical spectacular A Dazzling Waterfall comes into view.

An AR extravaganza at NAKED, INC. BIG BOOK.
An AR extravaganza at NAKED, INC. BIG BOOK.
Twinkle Fountain and Aurora Borealis
featuring A RAINBOW FOUNTAIN BATHED IN LIGHT, AURORA FOREST and a GIANT TREE PLAYING WITH THE LIGHT
Twinkle Fountain and Aurora Borealis
featuring A RAINBOW FOUNTAIN BATHED IN LIGHT, AURORA FOREST and a GIANT TREE PLAYING WITH THE LIGHT

Food and Original Merchandise!

One special perk of the TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION event is taking a moment to try the famous dishes known at the Oi Racecouse. To name a few, the “motsu nikomi”, “horseshoe churros”, delicious steak and other meat dishes are just a few of the restaurant favorites.
For merchandise, the glow-in-the-dark keyholders (horse and horseshoe shaped), as well as the miniature horse plushies are irresistibly cute and available for sale.

A classic dish from the Oi Racecourse, the famous simmered “Motsu Nikomi” bowl.
A classic dish from the Oi Racecourse, the famous simmered “Motsu Nikomi” bowl.
Glow-in the-dark keyholders (in horse and horseshoe shapes)
Glow-in the-dark keyholders (in horse and horseshoe shapes)

How to Get There

TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION is held at Oi Racecourse, a central location that is just a 2 minute walk from Oikeibajo-mae Station on the Tokyo Monorail. If coming by car, its just 5 minutes from the C2 Oi-Minami Exit on the Metropolitan Expressway Central Circular Route, equipped with a large-scale parking lot (fee applies).

Exclusive Invitation for Foreign Residents in Japan

TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION 2021-2022 is open for a limited time from Oct. 16th, 2021 to April 10th, 2022.
There are two weeks during this time with specific dates Oct. 16th (Sat), 17th (Sun.), 23rd (Sat.), 24th (Sun.) 30th (Sat.), and November 6th (Sat.) to 14th (Sun.), where the special invitation for foreign residents becomes available to the first 200 groups on a first come first serve basis. Just show your residence card or passport to get free entry for you and four other friends!
Perfect for families, friends, couples and more, head down to the TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION at Oi Racecourse for a night you’ll never forget.

The 100-meter long “EDO CHERRY BLOSSOM TUNNEL” will blow you away!
The 100-meter long “EDO CHERRY BLOSSOM TUNNEL” will blow you away!

TOKYO MEGA ILLUMINATION 2021-2022 BASIC INFORMATION

Post Code
140-0012
Address
Oi Racecourse 2-1-2 Katsushima, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Admission
[Details on special advance ticket sales]
Adults (ages 18+) 800yen, Children (elementary/middle/high-school students) 400yen ※toddlers and infants may enter for free
Event Dates
Oct. 16th 2021 to April 10th, 2022
※Admission
Exclusive Campaign for Foreign Residents in Japan dates: limited to Oct. 16th (Sat), 17th (Sun.), 23rd (Sat.), 24th (Sun.) 30th (Sat.), and November 6th (Sat.) to 14th (Sun.)
※Check official site for open dates and latest updates.
Access
2 min. walk from Oi Keiba-jo Mae Station on the Tokyo Monorail
Official Site
Official Site