Best Naked Spots in Japan

Discover the best NAKED exhibitions to Enjoy in Tokyo and Kyoto in Summer 2023

NAKED Nijo Castle

NAKED Inc. is well-known for its interactive digital art exhibition that has been involved in a variety of events that cross various fields centered on digital art. The most popular one is Flowers by Naked, an experiential floral art exhibition that is held every year from 2016 due date with over 500,000 visitors.

In recent years they have been doing temporary events in collaboration with iconic buildings in Japan, as a projection mapping of the Tokyo Station Building or at the Heian Shrine and Nijo Castle. In Spring 2023 they made a special event called Sakura Night Garden at the famous Shinjuku Gyoen.

If you are planning a trip to Japan or living here, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a new style of art concept with Naked’s unique digital art! Here you have a list with all the NAKED temporary exhibitions in Japan.

*Please note that this article contains affiliate links.


NAKED Autumn Night Garden at Shinjuku Gyoen 2023

NAKED Autumn Leaves in Shinjuku Gyoen
© 2023 NAKED,INC.

Located at the heart of Tokyo, at the business neighborhood of Shinjuku, Shinjuku Gyoen a green lung in the city of skyscrapers. With over 58 hectares divided in three different types of gardens, Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the biggest national park in Tokyo.

After the success of NAKED Cherry Blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen 2023, the first collaboration between NAKED and Shinjuku Gyoen for nighttime cherry blossom, this time they present NAKED Autumn Night Garden at Shinjuku Gyoen 2023,  an Autumn lighting event that will be held from November 22 to December 3, 2023.

The event will feature a 200 meters long tree-lined avenue with golden plane trees illuminated, a Maple Mountain illuminated using fine dancing light particles and an Autumn leaf projection mapping at the pond in the middle of the park.

NAKED Autumn Night Garden at Shinjuku Gyoen 2023

Venue: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden


Period: November 22 – December 3, 2023
(may be cancelled in case of inclement weather)

Hours: 18:00-22:00 (last admission 21:00, food and drink LO 21:30, closing 22:00)


NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site

© 2023 NAKED,INC.

After a special event in Spring and in Summer, NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn will be held at Nijo Castle from October 27 to December 3, 2023.

Naked’s special digital art will be in different venues, such as an Autumn projection mapping at the Karamon Gate, the main gate of Nijo Castle, at the Ninomaru Garden in front of the hall of Ninomaru Palace and on the inner moat of Nijo Castle. In addition, the Seiryu-en garden will be light-up ad well as the tea house.

NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site

Venue: Nijo Castle


Access: By bus

Date: October 27 (Friday) to December 3 (Sunday), 2023

Hours: 18:00 ~ 22:00 (last admission 21:00)

Advanced Tickets
From Monday to Thursday: 1,600 yen for adults/1,000 yen for elementary school students
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2,000 yen for adults/ 1,400 yen for elementary school students

Same day tickets
From Monday to Thursday: 2,000 yen for adults/1,200 yen for elementary school students
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2,400 yen for adults/ 1,600 yen for elementary school students

Buy Tickets Now:

NAKED YORU MO-DE 2023 at Heian Jingu

© 2023 naked, inc.

NAKED YORU MO-DE 2023 at Heian Jingu is a nighttime visit/light-up digital art exhibition offering an absolutely new experience, different from daytime worship. The event will be held from December 1 to 25, 2023, at Heian Shrine, one of Kyoto’s oldest and most powerful Shinto shrines.

During this time visitors will be able to enjoy the view of several historical buildings of Heian Shrine illuminated with Naked’s art,  as the Eitenmon Gate, and Important Cultural Property. Also a beautiful projection mapping which will be reflected in the waters of the Seiho Pond.

NAKED YORU MO-DE 2023 Heian Shrine

Venue: Heian Jingu Shrine


Access: By bus

Date: 1 December (Friday) to 25 December (Monday)

Hours: 17:30~21:30 (last admission 20:50)


Same Day Tickets:  2,000 yen (From Monday to Thursday), 1,200 yen for elementary school students/ 2,400 yen (Friday, Saturday and Sunday and national holidays), 1,600 yen for elementary school students.

Advance Tickets: 1,600 yen (From Monday to Thursday),  1,000 yen for elementary school students/ 2,000 yen (Friday, Saturday and Sunday and national holidays)/1,400 yen for elementary school students.

Free admission for preschool children

Official Website:

Official Twitter:

Past Events:



~Summer landscape 2023~

© 2023 NAKED, INC.

TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA ~Summer landscape 2023~ is a night view mapping show held from June 23 (Friday) to September 3 (Sunday), 2023 at the Tokyo Tower.

The event takes place on the 150-meter-high Tokyo Tower’s main deck. At the venue, colorful hydrangeas, lively sunflowers in full bloom and fantastic fireworks displaying multiple layers of fireworks will be projected by projection mapping. The sounds of rain, cicadas and fireworks are all mixed together to create a realistic and original summer scene in Japan that visitors can enjoy even on rainy days.



Period: June 23 (Friday) – September 3 (Sunday), 2023

Hours of the event:
23 June –  20 July 20, 19:30 until closing.
21 July 21 – 20 August, 19:00 until closing.
21 August – 3 September: 18:30 until closing.

Place: Tokyo Tower Main Deck

Price: Observation fee to the Main Deck
Adults 1,200 yen, High school students 1,000 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 700 yen, Children 4 and older 500 yen

▶ Get here Tokyo Tower Observatory Tickets Online

If you like digital art then you definitely will love Tokyo’s most popular tourist attraction, the teamLab museum! You can check more details bout the place and ticket info here ▶ Book ticket for teamLab Planets Tokyo in Toyosu

Naked Fireworks Aquarium 2023

Naked Fireworks Aquarium 2023
© 2023 NAKED, INC.

The popular Naked Fireworks Aquarium is an annual summer-only event held at Maxell Aquapark Shinagawa where visitors can enjoy a spectacular “Japanese summer” space with a fusion of images and sounds based on the theme of fireworks and fairgrounds. In. Summer 2023 the Naked Fireworks Aquarium from July 1 (Sat) to October 22 (Sun), 2023.

Upon entering the entrance, visitors are greeted by fish swimming gracefully under the beautiful night sky and colorful fireworks. Interactive effects are provided, such as vivid fireworks that light up when you touch the walls and even float around your feet. In addition the “Matsuri Hanabi area is space designed to evoke a Japanese festival scene and in the Immersive Area Patterns visitors can enjoy an immersive experience with beautiful patterns of fish that become fireworks projected on the walls, floor, and pillars.

The popular Dolphin Performance features a day version in which dolphins perform a spectacular dance to the rhythm of up-tempo samba, and a night version called Ruri Hanabi, which depicts a fantastic fireworks display at sea with sound, light, water art and dolphins.

Maxell Aquapark Shinagawa offers a variety of seasonal events in accordance with the changing of the seasons as a cherry blossom event in Spring or a christmas event in Winter.

Maxell Aquapark Shinagawa NAKED Fireworks Aquarium 2023


Period: July 1 (Sat) – October 22 (Sun), 2023

1 June – 14 July, 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)
15 July – 17 July, 9:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:00)
16 July – 21 July, 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)
22 July – 10 August, 9:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)
11 August – 15 August, 9:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:00)
16 August – 25 August, 9:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)
26 & 27 August 26, 9:00 – 18:30 (last admission 18:00)
28 August – 31 October, 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)

Place: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

Price: Adults (high school students and older) 2,500 yen; Elementary/junior high school students 1,300 yen; Infants (4 years and older) 800 yen

▶ Buy Now Maxell Aqua Park Tickets Online

Do you like the combination of digital art and marine animals? Art Aquarium Museum is an unique aquarium/museum that combine goldfish and the latest digital art using lights, sound and fragrance. You can check more details bout the place and ticket info here ▶ Art Aquarium Museum Ginza, Tokyo


NAKED Summer Evening Cool 2023: Kamigamo Shrine

NAKED Summer Evening Cool
© 2023 NAKED, INC.

NAKED will hold the NAKED Evening Coolness 2023: World Heritage Site Kamigamo Shrine event at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto from July 7 (Friday) to July 17 (Monday), 2023.

Kamigamo Shrine is the oldest shrine in Kyoto and a World Heritage Site visited by many tourists. Dipping bare feet in the Nara-no-Ogawa stream, which is rich in nature, is a summer tradition to comfortably cool down in the hot Japanese summer.

Kamigamo Shrine usually closes at 17:00, but only for this event the shrine will be open to participants after the gates are closed for a special occasion. From the magic hour at dusk to the blue hour at night, you can enjoy the atmosphere of summer in Kyoto during the fantastic nighttime shrine event.

Visitors will receive “NAKED Distance Lanterns” at gateway to . This summer you can experience an unique evening at Kyoto while enjoying the illumination of the Toromon Gate, an important cultural property, Tanabata decorations with wishes painted on them, wind chimes that play cool sounds and firefly-like lantern lights!

NAKED Summer Evening Cool 2023: Kamigamo Shrine


Period: July 7, 2023 (Fri) – July 17, 2023 (Mon)

Hours: 18:30 – 20:30 (last admission 20:00)

Place: Kamigamo Shrine

Ticket price: 2,500 yen

*Tickets will be on sale at NAKED GARDEN ONE KYOTO official website from June 19 (Mon.) 10:00.

NAKED Summer Festival 2023: World Heritage Site Nijo Castle

NAKED Summer Festival Nijo Castle
© 2023 NAKED, INC.

NAKED Summer Festival 2023: World Heritage Site Nijo Castle is a summer-only event that will be held from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, August 20, 2023 by NAKED Inc. at Nijo Castle in Kyoto!

The venue consists of three main areas, but of special mention is the Mapping Fireworks Festival Area which will feature the largest projection-mapped fireworks display in Kyoto. In addition there is an area where visitors can learn about historical buildings such as the Karamon Gate (an important cultural property) and the Ninomaru Palace (a National Treasure) and a hyper fair area where visitors can experience a digital fair and enjoy food and drink stalls offering candy-like drinks!

NAKED Summer Festival 2023: World Heritage Site Nijo Castle


Period: July 21 (Friday) – August 20 (Sunday), 2023

Hours: 18:30-22:00 (last admission 21:20)

Place: Nijo Castle

▶ Buy Now Online your Tickets for Nijo Castle!


In addition to Nijo Castle and Kamigamo Shrine, other symbolic points of Kyoto will be illuminated for a limited time for the event NAKED GARDEN KYOTO Summer 2023!


Venue: JR Kyoto Station Building Grand Staircase (4F Muromachikoji Square)
Dates:  July 4, 2023 –  July 6, 2023
Hours: 17: 00-22: 00

Admission: Free

Koshoji Temple and Uji Area Light-up

Venue: Uji/Koshoji Temple
Dates: August 4, 2023 –  August 11, 2023

Umekoji Park Festival 2023 Summer

Venue: Umekoji Park
Date: July 28, 2023 – July 30, 2023

Kyoto Tower Special Light-up

Venue: Kyoto Tower
Date: Friday, July 21, 2023


NAKED Summer Festival 2023  MIRAI TOWER

Naked Nagoya MIRAI TOWER

The Chubu Electric Power Company MIRAI TOWER, a symbol of Nagoya city, and NAKED Inc. have collaborate to developed digital art projects in the past. Following the NAKED FLOWER TOWER EARLY SUMMER event, the summer event NAKED Summer Festival 2023 Chubu Electric Power MIRAI TOWER will be held from Saturday, July 1 to Thursday, August 31, 2023.

The main attraction is a fireworks show that combines night scenery and projection mapping. NAKED FIREWORKS, a digital fireworks display created with the image of a kaleidoscope will color the night sky of Nagoya in a spectacular manner.

The Sky Deck, an observatory 90 meters above the ground, will be the venue for the festival, with flower tables decorated with Japanese summer motifs such as goldfish and uchiwa (Japanese fan). In addition, fair stalls will be set up at the foot of the tower, and visitors will be able to enjoy the festival atmosphere throughout the area around the tower, browsing the fair stalls with NAKED Distance Lanterns in their hands.

NAKED Summer Festival 2023 MIRAI TOWER


Period:July 1 (Saturday) – August 31 (Thursday), 2023

Saturday, July 1 – Sunday, August 6
Weekdays and Sundays 19:30 – 21:00 (last admission 20:40)
Saturdays 19:30 – 21:40 (last admission 21:20)

Monday, August 7 – Thursday, August 31
Weekdays and Sundays 19:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:40)
Saturdays 19:00 – 21:40 (last admission 21:20)

Place: Nagoya Chubu Electric Power Mirai Tower observatory

Price: 1,500 yen adults (high school students and older)/ 600 yen children (elementary and junior high school students)

Did you liked?? Check these articles for more interesting things to do in Japan in 2023!

▽Related Articles▽

▼Editor’s Picks▼

Written by

From Barcelona to Tokyo. Coffee & Adventure lover🌏☕️ 

I started to like Japan because of the anime, music and doramas, but after my first trip to the country I found what I love the most: traveling around, the culture and history. I have travelled a lot in Japan, but I still have many places to discover that I want to share with you🙋🏼‍♀️ Let’s discover Japan together!


Also, as a foreigner living in Japan for over 6 years I understand what kind of things are difficult when you move here and I want to help other people in the same situation that I have in the past.