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Winter Illumination in Kurashiki: “Kurashiki Kirameki-no-Michi 2023”

Winter Illumination in Kurashiki: “Kurashiki Kirameki-no-Michi 2023”

Recommended for everyone wanting to enjoy the winter season, and romantics-at-heart!

The Kurashiki Kirameki-no-michi is a winter illumination event that lights up the city with romantic winter lights. Whether you’re looking to get in the Christmas spirit, or looking for a romantic way to spend an evening with a special person, Kurashiki Kirameki-no-michi has you covered! “Kirameki” in Japanese means “sparkle”, and that’s exactly what Kurashiki is doing this winter!

Dates: November 3, 2023 ~ February 14, 2024 / Times: 17:00~23:00

Location: The north and south areas around JR Kurashiki Station

Map link for JR Kurashiki Station:

Fee: Free-of-charge

For more information, click here. https://kurashiki-kiramekinomichi.net/?mibextid=xfxF2i&fbclid=IwAR242HsLRkg3KUhUdt-SC1TiyvsulPoztrExw1r84Q_YXxFlH0rYXlje3Ks (You may want to use an extension to translate pages in Japanese.)

Other info: You can upload your photos onto the dedicated event Instagram page for a chance to win prizes! Three winners will be selected each month. Tag your photos with the hashtag #くらしききらめきのみち2023 and upload them here: https://www.instagram.com/kurashiki_kirameki2023/

Also, there are several specially-designated photo spots set up for guests to take great photos; look for the star marks on the event map, above.



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.