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Sendai Pageant of Starlight SENDAI光のページェント

Sendai Pageant of Starlight Sendai Pageant of Starlight
Sendai Pageant of Starlight Sendai Pageant of Starlight

A dazzling winter evening light

Every year in December, Sendai battles the bitter cold and darkness of winter with one of Japan's largest holiday illuminations, aptly named the Sendai Pageant of Starlight.

How to Get There

You can reach the illumination from Sendai Station by subway or on foot.

The illumination takes place on Jozenji-dori Street, between Nishi-koen Park and Kotodai-koen Park.

By subway, go to the Kotodai-koen Station, which is two stops from Sendai Station on the Namboku Line towards Izumi-Chuo. The ride takes about three minutes.

If you don't mind braving the chilly winter winds, the illumination is a 20-minute walk from Sendai Station.

Prepare to be dazzled and mesmerized

The Sendai Pageant of Starlight, which began in 1986, is now famous nationwide as one of Japan's most spectacular winter illuminations.

Go for a stroll down the Tunnel of Illumination, with hundreds of thousands of lights strung across four rows of towering zelkova trees along Jozenji-dori Street. At this time of year light snowfall adds to the atmosphere.

Please visit the event's official website for the latest information.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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