Japan's spectacular winter illuminations – Extravagant winter light shows have been gaining popularity in Japan in recent years. Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki is known for having a robot hotel as well as over-the-top illuminations.
Huis Ten Bosch – The entire park, including the gardens and buildings, is wrapped in millions of light bulbs.
Technicolor river – There's a neon boat that rides over Technicolor water. A 3D mapping show is also a big hit.
Huis Ten Bosch – For more old-school thrills, there's also the illuminated bungee jump.
Toki No Sumika – Toki No Sumika hosts the largest light show in Shizuoka Prefecture. It has a 450-meter twinkling tunnel and many bright sculptures.
Blinding sparkles – Sunglasses might be needed when walking through this tunnel.
Kyoto Illumiere – The Kyoto Illumiere, set near a mountain and surrounded by gorgeous nature, features a field of bright lights highlighted by the event's glowing centerpiece, a towering blue-hued tree.
Short but sweet – One of the highlights is the projection mapping show that runs four times a night. The brief-but-beautiful set replicates the the northern lights.
Abeno Tennoji llluminage – The Abeno Tennoji Illuminage's theme for this winter is "illumination zoo," housing glowing animals from panda bears to giraffes.
Centennial zoo – The zoo is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Tokyo German Village – One of the finest winter illuminations in Japan's capital can be found in a place pretending to be another country altogether -- Tokyo German Village.
Ground murals – Intricate, field-sized portraits constructed out of lights are a main highlight in the park.
Kobe Illuminage – To access the main area of Kobe Luminarie, one has to walk through a signature light tunnel.