Winter Illumination 2022-2023 at TOKOROZAWA SAKURA TOWN begins Nov 5 (Sat)

Pop & colorful lighting giving a circus like atmosphere

TOKOROZAWA SAKURA TOWN’s annual winter illumination is back again this year, starting November 5th (Sat), 2022. The entertainment complex is located in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Pref. and operated by KADOKAWA CORPORATION. URL:

TOKOROZAWA SAKURA TOWN’s winter illumination has been an annual tradition since opening in November 2020. As a new illumination spot in Tokorozawa, it has been greatly received by the local community.

The theme for this year’s 3rd edition is "GREEN CIRCUS". Continuing on the concept of "coexistence of people, towns and nature" from previous years, environmentally friendly lighting fixtures and construction methods were used, while adding new elements such as pop and colorful lighting and playful furniture decorations, bringing circus or amusement park excitement to the mix.

The town's symbolic icon - the 12m high Japanese umbrella pine Koyamaki tree and its surrounding lawn area, and the main building exterior will be the first to be lit up on November 5th (Sat). The remaining Central Square, Kadokawa Culture Museum water basin, and the sidewalk at the adjacent Higashi-Tokorozawa Park will be lit up from December 5th (Sat). A Christmas side-event in December is also in the works - more details coming soon via our website.

Outline: Winter Illumination 2022-2023 GREEN CIRCUS


Nov 5 (sat), 2022 - late February 2023
*See “Illumination line-up” below for details


17:00 - 22:00 (scheduled)

Illumination line-up

From Nov 5 (Sat)
・Symbol Tree (Japanese umbrella pine) incl. the surrounding lawn
・Main Building Exterior

From Dec 3 (Sat)
・Central Square incl. outdoor furniture
・Kadokawa Culture Museum Water Basin
・Higashi-Tokorozawa Park Walkway leading to Musashino Woods Park (planned)

Highlights of the event

Symbol Tree (Japanese umbrella pine) and surrounding lawn

LED & PAR lights illuminate the tree without being physically attached to the tree itself out of care and preservation. The Symbol Tree is a photogenic spot where you can enjoy the change between day and night with colorful decorations that have a circus vibe to it.

Main Building Exterior

Light-up of the exterior of the main building (expanded metal). The colorful lighting, inspired by the image of soap bubbles in a circus soaring into the sky, invites the viewer's gaze from the earth to the sky.

Central Square

An large open area for children to play around or for adults to sit & relax on the outdoor seating amongst green plants.

All pictures shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the actual event. Further, the illumination line-up is not final and is subject to change without prior notice.

ALSO: teamLab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest at the neighboring Musashino Woods Park

The permanent interactive light art exhibition teamLab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest at the Musashino Woods Park in Higashi-Tokorozawa Park adjacent to TOKOROZAWA SAKURA TOWN is also currently running. See it together with the main winter illumination event. URL:


16:00〜21:00 incl. public holidays (last entry 20:30)
*The park is closed every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of every month

Ticket type Sun-Thu Fri-Sat & Public Holidays
Adult ¥1,000 ¥1,200
Middle to High school student ¥700 ¥800
Elementary school student ¥500 ¥600
Pre-schooler Free entry Free entry

teamLab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest ©Musashino Woods Park