Hikarinosumika Illumination Display

Winter illumination at Tokinosumika Resort, Gotemba

Oct 26
Mar 14
Venue: Tokinosumika When: Oct 26th - Mar 14th 2020, 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Tokinosumika, aka Gotemba Kogen, is a family friendly resort in the Gotemba area of Shizuoka. There are parts of it that are lit up at night all year round and they have summer illumination too, but their winter illumination is the main light up event annually.

The winter illumination starts at the end of October and runs until the middle of March. The main area is the straight walkway that runs from the restaurant area to the self catering accommodation yurts and lodges. It is transformed into a tunnel of light during winter. The second main area is the hill where the playground and Bell of Love is. The Sakura chapel is also lit up and you will find many installations dotted around the resort.

Getting there

By public transport

Tokinosumika has its own private bus that runs between the station and the resort. There is also an infrequent public bus that stops near the resort.

By car

The nearest highway exits are the Gotemba Junction and Susuno Interchange of the Tomei expressway. The Gotemba exit can be very busy so I have found it easier and quicker to continue on to Susuno Interchange and back track from there to the resort.

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Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan @lynda.hogan

I've been in Japan for 18 years and yet everyday is still an adventure. For the last 11 years I have been living in and blogging about Saitama Prefecture (on my personal blog insaitama.com), occasionally appearing on TV to promote the attractions of my adopted home in rural Saitama.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experience some off-the-international-tourist-trail locations and meet with locals and national tourists. And of course Saitama is home to venues for both the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I hope to introduce a taste of what there is to do and see in my articles on Japan Travel and help you with your Saitama travel planning.  

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Sleiman Azizi 3 months ago
Nice little driving tip there.
Lynda Hogan Author 3 months ago
Absolutely. And it is so accessible thanks to the Tomei and Shin tomei expressways. We normally stay over night, but we could do it in a day return as it takes us less than 90 minutes from central Saitama.