Winter & Christmas Illumination 2018 ~ 2019
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.

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Kagoshima City

Tenmonkan Millionetion 2019
Tenmonkan
Minato Odori Park
Dolphin Port
Amu Plaza Kagoshima “KAGOSHIMA CENTRAL ARC”
Shiroyama Kanko Hotel

Northern Satsuma

Sendai Station

Central Satsuma

Terushima

Kirishima

Futawatari Illumination

Osumi

Rena City Kanoya
Kanoya Rose Garden “Christmas Fantasy Night 2018”
Shibushi Railway Commemoration Park (Shibushi Tetsudo Kinen Koen)

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Kagoshima City

 

■■■ Tenmonkan Millionation 2019
(天文館ミリオネーション2019) ■■■

This is a very popular Illumination in the city in which about 1,000,000 lights shine the whole park and the path.
Colorful illumination express kaleidoscope appears this year at the main site, Tenmonkan Park.
Walking through a light tunnel at Kiyotaki-no Komichi Path stretching from the park is very atmospheric, too
During the period, some workshops and a stamp rally are held. Some stalls sell food and drinks.
The popular “Fantasia Train” (payment is required) will be operated this year again.

[Details]
Date: December 21 (Fri) ~ January 31 (Thu)
Time: 18:00 ~ 22:00
18:00 ~ 24:30 on the 24th and the 31st of December.
Place: Tenmonkan Park and around the park
(Sennichi-cho / Chuo-cho, Kagoshima city)
Fee: Free
Tel: Sun Sun Call Kagoshima 099-808-3333
Parking: None (There are toll car parks around the site.)
Website: https://www.kagoshima-yokanavi.jp/data?page-id=5864

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■■■ Tenmonkan (天文館) ■■■

 

11 streets and shops in Tenmonkan are decorated with 54,000 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.

[Details]
Date: Until December 25 (Tue)
*Some street may have different schedule.
*Time is different depending on the streets.
Place: Tenmonkan, Kagoshima city
Fee: Free
Tel: We Love Tenmonkan Kyogikai 099-210-7133
Parking: None (There are toll car parks around the site.)

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Tenmonkan Hondori Happy Christmas Concert
December 22nd (Sat)
Clear sound of the Christmas music are played at the Hondori street.

Tenmonkan Otsukina Pira Mall Christmas Market
December 22nd (Sat) ~ 25th (Tue)
About 15 stalls sell miscellaneous goods, snacks and drinks at the Pira Mall arcade.
Some stage events will be held on the 23rd and 24th.

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■■■ 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. 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.

[Details]
Date: December 1 (Sat) ~ January 31 (Thu)
Time: 18:00 ~ 22:00
*(December 24th and 31st: 18:00 ~ 24:15)
Place: Minato Odori Park (Meizan-cho and Yasui-cho, Kagoshima city)
Fee: Free
Tel: Sun Sun Call Kagoshima 099-808-3333
Website: https://www.kagoshima-yokanavi.jp/data?page-id=2029

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The Lighting Ceremony
Music instrument performance by Yamashita elementary school students and Kamimura Gakuen High School Students, the performance of sound and light by a performer, POILAB are held.
Date: December 1st (Sat) 17:30 ~ 18:30
*The event will be canceled due to the rain.
Place: Minato Odori Park

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■■■ 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.

[Details]
Date: November 9 (Fri) ~ February 28 (Thu)
Time: Sunset ~ 24:00
Place: Dolphin Port (5-4 Honko-shinmachi, Kagoshima city)
Tel: Dolphin Port 099-221-5777
Fee: Free
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.
Website: http://www.dolphinport.jp/index.html

 

■■■ 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 Arch)”, “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.

[Details]
Date: November 16 (Fri) ~ Until January 14 (Mon / national holiday)
Time: 17:00 ~ 24:00
*Illuminations on the ceiling, 2F balcony and pillars will be until February 24th (Sun)
Place: Amu Plaza Kagoshima (1-1 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima city)
Fee: Free
Tel: Amu Plaza Kagoshima 099-812-7700
Parking: 1810 spaces
(160 yen / 30 minutes for first 60 minutes, then after the first 60 minutes 150 yen / 30 minutes)
* Parking discount available if you buy or eat (depending on the cost) at Amu Plaza.
Website: http://www.amu-kagoshima.com/illumination2018/

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■■■ SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima
(城山観光ホテル
「光のフォンタジーとハピネスの丘」)
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The hotel courts, “Fantasy Garden”, “Happiness Garden” and “Gold Garden” are colored with 170,000 gorgeous LED lights.
The fountain in the Fantasy Garden which changes its color in seven colors is specially recommended.
The water dances to the music and the lights, “The Synchro Funsui Live” is held 8 times a night. (Click here for the schedule.)
The 10-meter high main Christmas tree is gorgeous. Its color is usually blue, but on the Christmas day and the St. Valentinian’s day, the color will change.
The 350 meters of art made with lights are so pretty.
This is the place where you can enjoy the illumination and the night view of the city.
*Click here for the details and photos for the illumination

[Details]
Date: October 28 (Sun) ~ February 28 (Thu)
Time: 17:30 ~ 23:00
Place: SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima (41-1 Shinshoin-cho, Kagoshima city)
Fee: Free
Tel: SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima 099-224-2221
Parking: Available (after 20:00)
Website: https://www.shiroyama-g.co.jp/event/detail/51/

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Northern Satsuma

 

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

From JR Sendai station to Showa-dori street is decorated with 50,000 lights that bathe the area in a warm glow.

[Details]
Date: December 1 (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
Fee: Free
Parking: 100 spaces (A toll car park)
Website: https://satsumasendai.gr.jp/events/47220/

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The Illumination Lighting Event
The Lighting ceremony: 16:45 ~ 17:00.
[Events]
Part1: 17:00 ~ 18:50
Music performances, dance performances by local children and free distribution of sweets to kids.
Part2: 19:00 ~ 20:00
A performance calligraphy by local high school students and an orchestra performance and street dance are held.
Some stalls sell ramen noodles, fried chickens and crapes.
Date: December 1st (Sat) 16:45 ~ 20:00
Place: The square at the west entrance of the JR Sendai Station

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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.

[Details]
Date: December 1 (Sat) ~ January 10 (Thu)
Time: 18:00 ~ 21:00 (weekdays) / 18:00 ~ 22:00 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Place: Nagisa Park (Nishishimabira-cho, Ichiki-kushikino city, Kagoshima prefecture)
Fee: Free
Tel: Ichiki-kushikino City Hall Kanko Koryu-ka 0996-32-3111
Parking: 50 spaces (No charge)
Website: http://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/s/spot/51447/

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Kirishima

 

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

The whole community works on this event. Each house on about 2 km of the residential street is decorated with beautiful illuminations.
During the period, stalls sell food and drink.
This illumination started 35 years ago to light the street up for school students who went home in the dark, and this will be the final year.

[Details]
Date: December 1 (Sat) ~ January 7 (Mon)
Time: 17:30 ~ 22:00
Place: Around Todoroki Elementary School
(1036-4 Tsunetsugu, Yusui town, Aira county, Kagoshima prefecture)
Fee: Free
Phone: The executive 0995-74-3587
Parking: 50 spaces (No charge)
Website: http://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/s/spot/52354/

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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: 30,000 lights are covering the trees along the street under the clear sly.
During the period, some outdoor cafés are open.

[Details]
Date: December 1 (Sat) ~ February 14 (Thu)
Time 17:30 ~ 22:00 *Rena City Kanoya closes at 22:00.
Place: Around Rena City Kanoya
(1-1 Ote-town, Kanoya city, Kagoshima prefecture)
Fee: Free
Tel: The Executive (Illumination Jikko Iinkai) 0994-45-6004
Parking: about 430 spaces
*Kanoya Event Hiroba Parking and Machinaka Parking → first 30 minutes free from 8:00 ~ 18:00
*Shiroyama Koen Parkin → Free all day
Website: http://www.kanoyashimin.jp/

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Huyu-hanabi (冬華火)
Date: December 14 (Fri)
Romantic illuminations, a laser beam performance and a firework display will light up the central city of Kanoya.
Enjoy the colourful winter night!

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■■■ Kanoya Rose Garden “Christmas Fantasy Night2018” (かのやばら園「クリスマスファンタジーナイト2018」) ■■■

The rose garden, illuminated with colorful lights and roses lit up is very romantic.
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 a fireworks display (20:00 ~) are held every night.

[Details]
Date: December 22 (Sat) ~ December 25 (Tue)
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)
Website: http://www.baranomachi.jp/event/2018/201812fan.html

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■■■ 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!
The lighting ceremony is held on the 1st of December. A fireworks display is held, too.

[Details]
Date: December 1 (Sat) ~ January 6 (Sun)
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)
Fee: Free
Tel: Shibushi Illumination Jikko Iinkai 099-472-1108
Parking: 100 spaces (No charge)
Website:

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