Hana Biyori Winter Illumination 2023

Tokyo Winter Illumination: Hana Biyori HANA AKARI

Hana Biyori Winter Illumination 2023

HANA BIYORI (はなびより) it’s a new type of flower park that opened in 2020 Spring adjacent to Yomiuri Land (よみうりランド), one of the most popular amusement parks in Japan located in the outskirts of Tokyo. Under the concept of “Entertainment Botanical Garden” the flower park offer various flower-related contents including nature and the latest digital technology.

In winter 2023 HANA-BIYORI is holding the illumination event “HANA-AKARI” from October 28, 2023 (Sat) to February 25, 2024 (Sun). HANA AKARI is a Japanese-style illumination event that envelops the park in soft light. Approximately 1,000 “bamboo lights” made by drilling holes in bamboo will be lit up along with trees, flowers and the cultural property “Hijirimon”, creating a beautiful and fantastic space of light and flowers. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing evening stroll while gazing at the soft glow that envelops the park.

In the main area “Hana-akari Komichi”, about 500 bamboo lights collaborate with the cultural property  Sacred Gate, which is said to have been relocated from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. At the end of the alley with elegant lights of bamboo balls and bamboo lanterns. In addition part of the Sacred Forest area will be opened to the public and the Dabotou, a cultural asset believed to have been built in the 17th century, will be illuminated along with brightly colored Japanese umbrellas.

Moreover, this year the popular photo spot Hanatemizu will be illuminated too! The light illuminates the colorful flowers floating on the surface of the water, creating elegant shadows.

The adjacent amusement park Yomiuri Land is holding an illumination event, Yomiuri Land Jewel Illumination from October 19. The “jewel-colored” illumination is different from the “HANA AKARI” illumination, so if you are in the area we recommend you enjoy both!

Hana Biyori also has one of the most beautiful Starbucks in Japan, so you can take the opportunity to visit it as well 🙂

<<Hana Biyori Winter Illumination>>

Map: http://bit.ly/3cdku2O

Access: 10 mins on foot or free shuttle bus from Keio Yomiuri Land Station

Date: 28 October 2023 to 25 February 2024

Hours: 16:00~20:00

Fee(night admission from 16:00): Adults and seniors (65 and older): 900 yen/ 3 years old to elementary school students: 500 yen
* Discount rates are available for visitors to the Yomiuri Land amusement park.

Japanese props rental

Fee: 200 yen per piece/day
Follow the official HANA-BIYORI Instagram account to receive a free rental of one Japanese lantern or umbrella.

Official Website: https://www.yomiuriland.com/hanabiyori/en/

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