Festivals & Events
Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination なばなの里イルミネーション
Majestic illuminations in a picturesque setting
In Japan, the competition to produce the best winter illuminations is a fierce one, and the gardens at Nabana no Sato are certainly a contender for the top prize. If you happen to be in the Nagoya area or Mie Prefecture between mid-October and early May, a visit to see this stunning extravaganza of flowers and radiance will surely be rewarding.
- A romantic setting for couples that will impress kids, too
- An aerial view from the leaning Island Fuji observation deck
- Beautiful photo opportunities galore
How to Get There
The Winter Illumination is in the Nabana no Sato Flower Park , which is part of Nagashima Resort . If you're not taking a car, buses from downtown Nagoya and Chubu International Airport can get you to the flower park in 35 or 50 minutes, respectively. Drivers taking the local expressways should exit at either the Wangan-Nagashima Interchange or the Nagashima Interchange.
A show of light that is simply astounding
The flower park is worth a visit year-round thanks to the Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination, which is the largest such display of lights in Japan.
Some of the highlights include the river of blue lights, the tunnel of light, the illuminated metaphorical sea of clouds, and the twin trees. With all the brilliant displays, you should have little problem finding the right lighting for nighttime photography.
The best views of the dazzling display can be had at the Observatory or at the taller Island Fuji observation deck.