Tokyo Winter Illumination: BLUE CAVE SHIBUYA


SHIBUYA BLUE CAVE is held annually in Shibuya District during winter!! Don’t miss Tokyo’s most spectacular and photo-worthy winter illumination event!

Blue Cave (Ao no Dokutsu /青の洞窟) is a popular illumination event held in Tokyo during winter. The event first started in Nakameguro area in 2014, then moved its location to Shibuya in 2016. It’s one of the most popular winter illumination events in Tokyo, which invited over 2 million visitors in one month in previous years.

Shibuya Blue Cave features approx 770,000 blue LED lights that illuminate the area around Shibuya Koen Dori Street, and stretch for about 800 m to Yoyogi Park Keyaki Namiki. Visitors can stroll down the blue light path with the mystical atmosphere and enjoy taking photos.

In 2023, there will be a Christmas market for the first time along with the illumination, which features approx 20 stalls selling food and goods. The market will be open from 15:00 to 21:00 during the season  which can be enjoyed before the illumination starts.

Shibuya Blue Cave is one of the most photo-worthy winter illuminations in Tokyo. If you are planning to visit Tokyo this winter, don’t miss a chance to visit this magical BLUE winter wonderland!

-Shibuya Blue Cave 2023

Location: Shibuya Koen Dori Street ~ Yoyogi Park Keyaki Namiki


Date: 1 to 25 December 2023

Hours: 17:00~22:00


If you are going to visit Shibuya during winter, there are more spectacular winter illumination event nearby! Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination will be held in Ebisu, and Meguro River Winter Illumination will be held around Meguro River, which are both situated next to Shibuya district! Enjoy all illuminations located right next to each others!

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