Great winter activities to enjoy at Tokyo Dome: gorgeous illuminations and local food festival

Great winter activities to enjoy at Tokyo Dome: gorgeous illuminations and local food festival

Tokyo Dome City is a unique entertainment complex in Tokyo offering a wide variety of facilities including Tokyo Dome (a baseball stadium), a hotel, a spa, and event halls. From children to adults, families, couples, and friends can enjoy spending their time at this facility, and this time we’ll introduce some winter activities to enjoy at the Tokyo Dome City!


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Furusato Matsuri Tokyo, an event to enjoy local Japanese festivals and dishes

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo, is a popular annual event in Tokyo, will be held again this year. Having attracted more than 4 million people in total so far, the 12th annual Furusato Matsuri Tokyo will bring various Japanese local festivals and local foods to Tokyo Dome.

National Donburi (rice bowl) Competition

The “National Donburi Competition” is in its 11th year! The champion of this competition will be the 1st donburi champion of Reiwa era, and just like the previous year, visitors can try and choose the donburi they loved the most. Donburi that have been winners in the past will also be served.

Local festivals at “Omatsuri Hiroba”

Local festivals like Aomori Nebuta Festival, Niihama Taiko Festival, Akita Kanto Festival, and Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival will be performed at this event. More than 20 groups of performers will entertain the audience through dynamic performances daily. Don’t miss this chance and enjoy the beauty of Japanese local festivals here!

Nigiwai-ichi (local food market)

Nigiwai-ichi is a local food market that gathers more than 380 shops across Japan; from Hokkaido to Okinawa.
A special night event; where all the lights are turned off, will be held from 18:00 to 21:00 each day. During this event, visitors can watch stage performances while drinking local sake and beer, which over 100 selections to choose.
A dance event called “Minna de Odoranaito!” where visitors can experience Japanese traditional dances will be held on January 10 and January 16, 2020.


Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2020 (Traditional performances and food from throughout Japan) Dates: January 10 (Fri) – 19 (Sun), 2020 Business hours: 10:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:30) *closes at 18:00 on January 19, 2020 (last admission 17:30) Admission: there is a charge *visit the official website to check the admission fee For more information, click here


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Mesmerizing lights of Japan at Winter Lights Garden!

Tokyo Dome City Winter Lights Garden is an annual winter event at Tokyo Dome City and is in its 15th year! The event is a must-see evening event and just like the previous year, this year Tokyo Dome City continues focusing on Japanese aesthetic design, creating the illumination using many patterns and motifs related to Japanese traditional crafts.

LaQua area


This illumination features a beautiful 6.5 meter high cherry blossom; an iconic symbol of Japan, which will bloom beautifully in harmony with the music played with Japanese instruments.


「Water Symphony(Christmas Ver.)」

The fountain light show will be shown in harmony with the popular Christmas music. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere created by the reflections of lights on the water (Christmas version is available until December 25 (Wed), 2019).


You should never miss the classy and sophisticated champagne gold illumination above.

Attractions area


Inspired by Japanese traditional festival, this area features a 6 meter high yagura (raised platform) decorated with red lanterns. When you beat the drum inside the tower, vivid lights and sound will play.

Crystal Avenue


Inspired by the magical Tanabata (star festival), you’ll see a 100 meter long lights spreading above your head like the Milky Way on the 1st floor of Crystal Avenue. Enjoy the reflections of shooting stars and lights coming from fireflies and lanterns on the water.



You will find lanterns lining for about 120 meters on the 2nd floor, which each is covered using different patterns of Japanese paper, casting warm lights in a winter night.

Meets Port area


This area presents a color-changing light-up featuring the iconic Mt. Fuji, the most popular mountain of Japan. Enjoy flexing for the gram with a backdrop of Mt. Fuji and Torii (shrine gates)!



In addition to the cherry blossom, this hypnotic purple lights illumination features wisteria; purple flowers that also represent Japan.


Some original food menus and stamp rally are available during this illumination event. Don’t forget to download “TD app” before visiting Winter Lights Garden, scan the QR code, and enter the lottery to win great prizes, including a stay voucher at Tokyo Dome Hotel!


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【Left】HOT DOG STAND「Roasted green tea latte」【Right】MOTHER FARM CAFÉ&SOFT CREAM「Japanese parfait ~ NAGOMI」

「TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN」 Dates: November 13, 2019 (Wed) – February 26, 2020 (Wed) Business hours: 17:00 – 24:00 *each event and place has different business hours Admission: free *feel free to look around For more information, click here.

Relax at Spa LaQua after enjoying Furusato Matsuri Tokyo and Winter Lights Garden!

Spa LaQua is located just next to Tokyo Dome, and you can warm up and relax your body here! Spa LaQua offers various kinds of baths, including open-air baths filled with natural spring water that is drawn from a depth of 1700m under Tokyo Dome and carbonated springs.
The Healing Baden Zone offers tropical resort atmosphere and low-temperature saunas, allowing everyone, even those who don’t really like hot saunas to relax and detox their bodies gradually.
In addition to the spa, the facility also has relaxation space and treatment salon where visitors can relax and pamper themselves. Tokyo Dome City is definitely the best destination for you if you’re looking for a new way of enjoying Tokyo!


Tokyo Dome City Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Tel: +81-3-5800-9999 Click here for exclusive coupons!


*Notes regarding Facility Use for Spa LaQua* ・People with tattoos and other body art (paints, seals, etc.) are prohibited. ・Children aged 0-5 years are not allowed. ・Children aged 6-11 years can enter only if accompanied by a parent of the same sex. ・In addition to being accompanied by a parent, children aged 6-17 years can use the facilities only till 18:00 (last entry 15:00). ・Persons under 18 years are not allowed to use the Healing Baden area. ・Please check the Spa LaQua website to confirm details like holidays, closures, and precautionary notes about using the facility. ・Please maintain peace and quiet within the facility. ・You cannot enter any baths wearing swimwear, bathing suits, or undergarments. ・Photography/videography is strictly prohibited within the bathing areas. There are also other areas where talking on the phone and photography/videography is prohibited.