“Light of Versailles” Winter Illumination

¥1,000 (on the door)

Each year at Toki no Sumika — a leisure resort in the Gotemba area of Shizuoka Prefecture — there is a winter illumination involving fountains, water, and lots of lights.

The show timings are divided into two sessions. Until January 13 the show opens at 4:30 p.m. and will have performances at 20-minute intervals from 5 p.m. with the final show at 9:20 p.m. From January 14 until March 15, the event opens from 5 p.m. and shows begin at 5:20 p.m. They will continue every 20 minutes until the final performance at 9 p.m.

Toki no Sumika (or Gotemba Kogen Toki no Sumika to give it its full name) is also the site of the Gotemba Kogen Brewery. So a trip to the light-up can be combined with a trip to the brewery for some dark wintry brews.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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