Dec. 11, 2018 UPDATE

ROHM Illumination 2018

PeriodNovember 22th – December 25th, 2018
Kyoto’s largest-scale illumination lights the winter night with as many as 800,000 lightbulbs
ROHM Illumination is the largest light display event in the Kyoto, which is held every November to December. The event is sponsored by ROHM Semiconductor, a Kyoto-based company whose main products are semiconductors. In this event, trees and parks around their office are lit up with countless LEDs and lightbulbs fantastically, and make the winter look romantic. In addition to the lighting, a variety of events take place. These are the “Promenade of Light”, the tree-lined streets lit dazzlingly, and a show with giant LED screen. Besides, music concerts and experience-based attraction only for weekends are good to enjoy with family. ROHM Illumination was first held in 1995, and the contents have changed gradually. The number of lightbulbs is 800,000 the same as 2015, which is the largest scale in Kyoto. The event is just right for creating unforgettable memories with loved ones. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog
The Yamamomo Trees
The Yamamomo Trees
These two trees facing each other at the entrance of the illumination are called the “Yamamomo (also called “Chinese bayberry” and “yumberry”) Trees.” They are well-known as the symbols of ROHM Illumination. Their rotund shapes are very distinctive and lovable.
The Ensemble of Light
The Ensemble of Light
The “Ensemble of Light” is a light with LED seen in a lawn space. The images on a giant LED square vision change and the lightbulbs arranged on the lawn glimmer, both in times to music. This wondrous spectacle of music, video, and light gives a performance on the basis of a different concept every year.
The Concert
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The Concert
This concert at ROHM Illumination is put on every year by the “ROHM Symphonic Band,” a group comprised of music-loving employees of ROHM Semiconductor. The program changes every year, and some are chosen from hit songs and children’s. This is pleasing to everyone. Concert schedule:11/22 pm 7:00 ~, 11/24 pm 4:45 ~, 11/26 pm 7:00 ~
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A number of illumination events are held in Kyoto in the winter, but ROHM Illumination stands out as a full-blown light display, and it’s the one of the largest illumination in the city. Above all, the beauty of the “Promenade of Light,” in which the trees on the main street are adorned branch-by-branch with decorative lights, is a must-see! There are a number of other romantic displays and fun events as well, so it’s enjoyable no matter whom you go with!
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There are not many places in Kyoto where you can see real Christmas lights. This event is one of the few. If I want to get into a Christmas mood, I need to see Christmas lights, so this event really fits my niche. Recommended for the Christmas enthusiasts!
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ROHM Illumination 2018
Phone +81 75-311-2121
Address The area around ROHM headquarters, along Sai-dori and Chudojiminami-dori 21 Saiin Mizosaki-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8585
Directions <From Kyoto Station> Get off at Tambaguchi Station, take City Bus 32, get off in front of Nishioji Gojo; it’s about a 5-minute walk from there Or Take City Bus 73 or 75, and get off at Nishioji Gojo; it’s about a 5-minute walk from there. Or 15-minute walk from Hankyu Saiin Station or Nishikyogoku Station.
Event time pm 4:45 - pm 10:00
Cancellations Not close during the term
Price range
Free to view
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
People in Kyoto often visit here, and many bring their families. Although it’s the biggest in Kyoto, it’s not that crowded. Highly recommended!
Information Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
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