Illumination 2017 ~ 2018 in Kagoshima

It is the season in which bright illuminations decorate the town.
In this article, we introduce the beautiful art of lights particular to this season.

☆☆☆ Illumination Spots in this Article ☆☆☆
【Kagoshima city】
Tenmonkan Millionetion 2017
Tenmonkan
Minato Odori Park
Dolphin Port
Amu Plaza Kagoshima “KAGOSHIMA CENTRAL ARC”
Shiroyama Kanko Hotel


【North Satsuma】
Sendai Station


【Central Satsuma】
Terushima


【Kirishima】
Futawatari Illumination


【Osumi】
Rena City Kanoya
Kanoya Rose Garden “Christmas Fantasy Night”
Shibushi Railway Commemoration Park (Shibushi Tetsudo Kinen Koen)

Michi-no-eki Sueyoshi Illumination

Kagoshima City

 

■■■ Tenmonkan Millionation 2017 (天文館ミリオネーション2017) ■■■


Gorgeous illuminations appear in Tenmonkan again, following the last year. At “The Space Corner” 600,000 LED lights make you feel like as if you are in the galactic vortex!
Walking through a light tunnel is very atmospheric, too
During the period, some workshops and a stamp rally is held. Some stalls sell food and drink.
The popular “Fantasia Train” will be operated from the 6th of January.

*Click here for the map and the details.

[Details]
Date: December 22 (Fri) ~ January 31 (Wed)
Time: 18:00 ~ 22:00
Place: Tenmonkan Park and around the park
(Sennichi-cho / Chuo-cho, Kagoshima city)
Tel: Sun Sun Call Kagoshima 099-808-3333
Parking: None (There are toll car parks around the site.)

 

■■■ Tenmonkan (天文館) ■■■

11 streets and shops in Tenmonkan are decorated with 56,000 lights bulbs this year, too.
It is nice to walk under the Christmas illuminations at Tenmonkan Pedestrian Street.
Various events will also be held during the period.

*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: Until January 31st (Wed)
*Some street may have different schedule.
Time: 17:00 ~ 22:00
Place: Tenmonkan, Kagoshima city
Tel: We Love Tenmonkan Kyogikai 099-210-7133
Parking: None (There are toll car parks around the site.)

 

■■■ Minato Odori Park (みなと大通り公園) ■■■


(Photo: 「© K.P.V.B」)

The whole park is sparkling with about 120,000 LED lights on the trees. The fountain and the sculpture are lit up beautifully, so the scene is very romantic. It is one of the best illumination spots to walk with someone special.
All the illuminations are lit at the same time at 19:00, 20:00, and 21:00 every night, and 0:00 on the New Year’s Eve.
*Click here for the map.

[Details]
Date: December 1 (Fri) ~ January 31 (Wed)
Time: 18:00 ~ 22:00
*(December 24th and 31st: 18:00 ~ 24:15)
Place: Minato Odori Park (Meizan-cho and Yasui-cho, Kagoshima city)
Tel: Sun Sun Call Kagoshima 099-808-3333
Parking: None (There are toll car parks around the site.)

 

■■■ Dolphin Port (ドルフィンポート) ■■■

The waterfront is decorated with 230,000 beautiful lights again this year.
An 8-meter-high Christmas tree welcomes you at the front of the building.
Dolphins and wave-shaped lights glittering on the water, and 260m of lights along the deck are so pretty!
Clownfish, blue tangs, and other fish are swimming in a fantastic cylindrical sea made with lights.
In addition to a popular photo spot “Happy Heart Station” with a big heart and an angel, “New Dream World” with a pumpkin carriage and a gift box are there.
Some events are being held as well.

*Click here for the details and the map.

[Details]
Date: November 10 (Fri) ~ February 28 (Wed)
Time: Sunset ~ 24:00
Place: Dolphin Port (5-4 Honko-shinmachi, Kagoshima city)
Tel: Dolphin Port 099-221-5777
Parking: 750 spaces (30 minutes free, 100 yen / 30 minutes after the first 30 minutes)
* Parking discount available if you buy or eat (depending on the cost) at Dolphin Port.

■■■ Amu Plaza Kagoshima “KAGOSHIMA CENTRAL ARC” (アミュプラザ鹿児島) ■■■

The concept of the Amu’s Christmas illumination is “Japanese Traditional Modern”.
It is composed of 5 areas such as “Hikari-no Tower” (The Light Tower)”, “Yui-no Arch” (The Knot Ark)”, “Tenku-no Asa-koushi (The Hemp Lattice in The Sky)”, “Hikari-no Ranma (The Light Transom)” and “Hikari-no Passage (The Light Passage)”.
The main illumination, “Hikari-no Tower” resembles Satsuma Kiriko, a traditional glass handicraft made in Kagoshima prefecture.
Outdoor pillars of Amu Plaza are decorated with illuminations of a kimono’s decorative cord motif.
Furthermore, the beautiful lights, resembling Japanese traditional patterns, decorate the building and the passages.

*Click here for the details and the map.

[Details]
Date: Until January 14 (Sun)
Time: 17:00 ~ 24:00
*Illuminations on the ceiling, 2F balcony and pillars will be until February 25th (Sun)
Place: Amu Plaza Kagoshima (1-1 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima city)
Tel: Amu Plaza Kagoshima 099-812-7700
Parking: 1810 spaces
(160 yen / 30 minutes up to 60 minutes, after the first 60 minutes 150 yen / 30 minutes)
* Parking discount available if you buy or eat (depending on the cost) at Amu Plaza.

 

■■■ Shiroyama Kanko Hotel (城山観光ホテル「光と丘のイルミネーション) ■■■

The hotel courts, “Fantasy Garden”, “Happiness Garden” and “Gold Garden” are colored with 170,000 gorgeous LED lights. The 350 meters of art made with lights are so pretty.
*Click here for the details for the illumination
*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: October 21 (Sat) ~ February 28 (Wed)
Time: 17:30 ~ 23:00
Place: Shiroyama Kanko Hotel (41-1 Shinshoin-cho, Kagoshima city)
Tel: Shiroyama Kanko Hotel 099-224-2221
Parking: Available (after 20:00)

Northern Satsuma

 

■■■ JR Sendai Station (川内駅前ウィンターイルミネーション) ■■■


Photo:「© K.P.V.B」

From JR Sendai station to Showa-dori street is decorated with 88,000 lights that bathe the area in a warm glow.
*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: December 2 (Sat) ~ January 14 (Mon)
Time: 17:30 ~ 24:10
Place: JR Sendai Station (1-1 Torioi-cho, Satsuma-sendai city, Kagoshima prefecture)
Tel: Satsuma Sendai City Kanko Bussan Kyokai 0996-25-4700
Parking: 100 spaces (A toll car park)

Central Satsuma

 

■■■ Terushima-no Akari (てるしまのあかり) ■■■

Nagisa Park near Terushima Shrine in Ichiki-kushikino city glows with the beautiful illumination in this season.
*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: December 2 (Sat) ~ January 10 (Wed)
Time: 18:00 ~ 21:00
Place: Nagisa Park (Nishishimabira-cho, Ichiki-kushikino city, Kagoshima prefecture)
Tel: Ichiki-kushikino City Hall Kanko Koryu-ka 0996-32-3111
Parking: 50 spaces (No charge)

Kirishima


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■■■ Futawatari Illumination “Star Promenade
”二渡イルミネーション「星のさんぽ道」■■■

The whole community works on this event. Each house on about 1.7km of the residential street is decorated with beautiful illuminations.
During the period, stalls sell food and drink.
*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: December 2 (Sat) ~ January 7 (Sun)
Time: 17:30 ~ 22:00
Place: Around Todoroki Elementary School
(1036-4 Tsunetsugu, Yusui town, Aira county, Kagoshima prefecture)
Phone: Yusui Town Shoko Kanko-ka 0995-74-3111
Parking: 50 spaces (No charge)

Osumi

 

■■■ Rena City Kanoya (リナシティかのや周辺イルミネーション) ■■■

It’s beautiful: 130,000 lights are covering the trees along the street under the clear sly.
*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: November 26 (Sun) ~ January 26 (Fri)
Time 17:30 ~ 22:00
Place: Around Rena City Kanoya
(1-1 Ote-town, Kanoya city, Kagoshima prefecture)
Tel: The Executive (Machi-no Nigiwai-zukuri Kyogikai Jimukyoku) 0994-31-1164

 

■■■ Kanoya Rose Garden “Christmas Fantasy Night 2017” (かのやばら園 「クリスマスファンタジーナイト2016」) ■■■

The rose garden, illuminated with colorful lights and roses lit up is very romantic.
The lighting ceremony of the illumination is held from 17:30 on the December 22 (Fri).
During the period, some events such as live performances and dance shows are held.
Food and drink booth (17:30 ~), Candle Art (17:30 ~), Rose Train Exhibition (17:30 ~) and the fireworks display with music and illumination (20:00 ~) are held every night.
*Click here for the map.

[Details]
Date: December 22 (Fri) ~ December 25 (Mon)
Time: 17:30 ~ 20:30 (Closed: 21:00)
*Fireworks display and illumination 20:00 ~
Entrance fee: Adults 310 yen /
Students (Elementary school, Junior high school and High school) 110 yen
Place: Kanoya Rose Garden (1250 Hamada town, Kanoya city, Kagoshima prefecture)
Tel: Kanoya Rose Garden 0994-40-2170
Parking: 1300 spaces (No charge)

 

■■■ Winter Illumination at Shibushi Railway Commemoration Park (志布志鉄道記念公園イルミネーション) ■■■

Shibushi station, the terminal station of the Osumi line and the Shibushi line of Japanese National Railways used to be here until 1987. A steam locomotive C58 is exhibited in the park and it is decorated with beautiful blue lights in this season. Trees and the avenue are covered with about 140,000 LED lights, too.
About the illumination tunnel it is said that if you walk through it with your partner, you will have a happy future together!

*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: December 2 (Sat) ~ January 8 (Mon)
Time: 17:00 ~ 23:00
*17:00 ~ 26:00 for the 25th, 31st of December.
Place: Shibushi Tetsudo Kinen Koen (3-26 Shibushi, Shibushi town, Shibushi city, Kagoshima prefecture)
Tel: Shibushi Illumination Jikko Iinkai 099-472-1108
Parking: 100 spaces (No charge)

 

■■■ Michi-no-eki Sueyoshi (道の駅すえよしイルミネーション) ■■■

Michi-no-eki Sueyoshi is located on Route 10, and it is about 5 minutes’ drive from Sueyoshi-Takarabe IC on Higashi-Kyushu Expressway.
Michi-no-Eki, “Shikisai Ichiba”, the local products shop and “Restaurant Shikisai” are sparkling with the 20,000 LED lights.
You can also enjoy all-you-can-eat Berkshire Pork Shabu Shabu (1,580 yen) at night on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
*Click here for the map

[Details]
Date: December 1 (Fri) ~ January 12 (Fri)
Time: 17:00 ~ 22:00
Place: Michi-no-eki Sueyoshi (11051-1 Fukagawa, Sueyoshi town, So city, Kagoshima Prefecture)
Tel: Michi-no-eki Sueyoshi 0986-79-1900
Parking: 170 spaces (No charge)

 

 

 

 

 

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