Pokemon Illumination: New Pokemon Theme Area to Open at Sagamiko Illumillion in 2020–2021 Winter

One of the best ways to enjoy Japanese winter is watching winter illuminations! Don’t miss one of Japan’s biggest winter illumination events which you can access from Tokyo only within 1 hour! SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is back 2020–2021 winter with a special collaboration with Pokemon!

The winter illumination event “SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION (さがみ湖イルミリオン) ” is held annually at Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture since 2008. This is one of the biggest winter illuminations in Japan, using approx 6 million colourful LED lights and it’s counted as one of Kanto Region’s three greatest winter illuminations along with Ashikaga Flower Park and Enoshima Jewel of Shonan since 2018.

SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2020–2021 winter and will bring us some excitements, the new area “Pokemon Illuminations” collaborating with adorable Pokemon characters.


The new area Pokemon Illumination produces the world view of the popular game series of Pokemon with numbers of Pokemon characters living on hilltop areas of Sagamiko Resort such as forests, fields and ponds and illuminates them with colourful lights. There are plenty of photo spots such as Pikachu living in the forest of light, Charmander sleeping next to bonfire and other Pokemon characters enjoying camping.

The 40,000 square-meter vast illumination area of SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is divided into 10 zones with different themes, and displays dramatic and spectacular illuminations with 6 million LED lights. Additionally, there are immersive type illuminations such as the Rainbow Lift, the 250 m long lift taking guests to a journey over the rainbow of lights, and the Light Ferris Wheel standing at an altitude of 370m.


SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is held for about 6 months from 14 November 2020 to 4 April 2021, and the illuminations are lit up after daily after 4pm. Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest is an amusement park where visitor can enjoy their attractions in day time and stay after dark to enjoy the illumination. The 2 ha park offers a variety of attractions, rides, athletic play field in the forest and day-use Onsen facility. It’s a great place for a day trip from Tokyo and spend a whole day by playing in nature.

With spectacular light displays and the newly opened area, Pokemon Illumination, SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is definitely a must-visit winter destination in Japan in 2020–2021 winter!



Access: Take a Kanachu Bus from Sagamiko Station (JR Chuo Line) and get off at Pleasure Forest Mae Stop

Date: 14 November 2020 to 4 April 2021

Hours: 16:00~21:00

Closed: Wednesdays and Thursdays between 18 November to 17 December 2020

Admission: 1,000 JPY (admission)/2,500 JPY (admission with free pass for attractions)


Don’t miss the most spectacular winter illumination event near Tokyo! Sagamiko Illumillion is definitely the best instagram-worthy winter event in Kanto area 🙂 For more great photo spots around Tokyo, you may wanna check out these articles below, too!

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