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Winter Lights! Nishigawa Illumi 2023 in Okayama

Winter Lights! Nishigawa Illumi 2023 in Okayama

Stroll hand-in-hand with a special person along the Nishigawa Greenway Canal and enjoy the romantic evening light-up event. It’s also great for photographers, children and anyone who wants to enjoy festive holiday lights.

I go to see the lights every winter with my friends, and we take a lot of night portraits.

(photo by Gabriel Opoku Gabby Jr.; used with permission)

◆Date & Time: November 17, 2023–January 8, 2024

◆Location: From JR Okayama Station, walk directly straight out from the station for about 5 minutes, until you reach the Nishigawa Greenway Canal Parkway. The lights run along the canal for about 550 meters.

◆Fee: free of charge

◆Other info: https://www.facebook.com/okayama.eng/posts/pfbid02pVK2w1Vx7FRLPDZ8XPaV2f89f8b4fnty6ty5C6KNc5KYeVXk3Am7F5SBxrK983qnl 

◆For more information, click here: https://www.city.okayama.jp/kankou/0000007220.html?fbclid=IwAR1Xe5JYnEqYCPozc91_9ZHF-XDVcTEwydWNKtKqQTgPsfYjSclrvXKAZJk (You may want to use an extension to translate pages in Japanese.)



I'm from the U.S.A., but I've lived longer in Okayama. I'm a sake sommelier, certified by the Sake Sommelier Association in London. I love traveling in Japan, beautifully presented food and desserts, great art, taking photos, hiking and walking, visiting gardens, and spending time with family and friends.