The Sendai Pageant of Starlight is one of Japan’s biggest winter illumination displays. Taking place throughout most of December, 600,000 Christmas lights illuminate the zelkova trees along Jozenji-dori​ in downtown Sendai.At adjacent Kotodai Park (Kotodaikoen), accessed via the Kotodaikoen subway station on the Nanboku line, are several picture worthy lights displays. Across from the park, a temporary ice rink is set up for everyone to enjoy once you have seen all of the displays this stunning pageant has to offer.

With New Year’s just around the corner, the Pageant of Starlight event is a festive time. It is popular with families and especially couples. After strolling up and down the street under the tunnel of lights, it is easy to stop by one of the many restaurants and cafes in the downtown area to warm up. This a free event, but for further travel information please see the link below.

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