Sendai Matsushima Harbor Light Illumination 2022-2023

2023 SENDAI Matsushima Harbor Light in Matsushima Rikyu, Miyagi

2023 SENDAI Matsushima Harbor Light

Looking for a different kind of winter illumination away from the big crowds?

The illumination event “2023 SENDAI Matsushima Harbor Light in Matsushima Rikyu, Miyagi” will be held at Matsushima Rikyu, Miyagi Prefecture since 10 December, 2022 (Saturday) to March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Sendai is a city north of Tokyo, in the Tohoku region, famous for its castle and its samurai heritage. Sendai castle belonged to Date Masamune, a famous samurai in Japan since it was one of the most powerful feudal lords during the Edo period. The city is less than 2 hours away from Tokyo in Shinkasen so is a good option even for a one day trip.

The “2023 SENDAI Matsushima Harbor Light in Matsushima Rikyu, Miyagi Prefecture” illuminates approximately 300 trees in the facility’s garden and on the mountain behind the facility, including a Japanese maple tree. Around 160,000 lights in seven different colors will illuminate the entire area with vivid tones!

The water basin in the garden reflects the illuminated lights and interlocking images, making the scenery even more fantastic. Visitors can enjoy the gorgeous space illuminated by the lights and the stars and moon in the night sky.

-2023 SENDAI Matsushima Harbor Light

Location: Matsushima Rikyu


Date: 10 December 2022 to 31 March 2023

Hours: 16:30 ~ 21:00 (last admission at 20:30)

Fee: 1,300 yen for adults (junior high school students and older), 650 yen for children (4 years old to elementary school students), free for infants (under 4 years old).

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Location: 18 Namiuchi Beach, Matsushima, Matsushima-cho, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture

If you are going to Sendai, don’t miss  SENDAI Pageant of Starlight, the largest winter illumination in the Tohoku region with 420,000 LED lights illuminating over 100 Zelkova trees lined on 700 m long!

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