Tokyo Michiterasu 2021

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Each night ends with a sunrise. The Christmas of 2021,
coming after all the hardships we have endured,
will be the beginning of a new era.
From Tokyo, we will bring you
a moment suffused with
the glow of dawn.

Why Tokyo Michiterasu 2021?

Although the end of the coronavirus pandemic is not yet truly in sight, Japan is about to pave the way towards a new phase of its history, with the promotion and progress of vaccinations after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As the world strives to establish a new way of life, the winter illumination event, “Tokyo Michiterasu 2021” will be held in the Marunouchi area, a central and symbolic site in Tokyo, with the goal of making it the place where the dawn of a new era is disseminated to society.

Event Details

The name of the event
Tokyo Michiterasu 2021
Opening period
Tuesday, December 14 – Saturday, December 25, 2021 (12 days*)
*The duration of the event is subject to change. As with last year, the event will be free and visiting times will be staggered to minimize the risk of coronavirus exposure.
The venue
Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, Tokyo Station Marunouchi Station Square, Gyoko-dori Street
The hosts (in no particular order)
East Japan Railway Company Tokyo Branch and Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Other sponsors (in no particular order)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Chiyoda Ward; The Chiyoda City Tourism Association; The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tokyo International Forum Co., Ltd.; The Council for Area Development and Management of Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho.

*The opening and contents are current as of December 1. They are subject to change.
*The event is subject to cancellation or a change in schedule according to various circumstances.
*The image is for illustrative purposes only.

To Visitors

For the safety of yourself and others

  • Please wear a mask while viewing
  • Please practice social distancing
  • Please keep conversation to a minimum

Thank you for your cooperation.


Marunouchi area
of JR Tokyo Station


Contact Information

Tokyo Michiterasu 2021
Secretariat Office

Opening hours
Before the event:
Wednesday, December 1 – Monday, December 13, 2021, 11:00-18:00
*Excluding weekends and holidays.

During the event:
Tuesday, December 14 – Saturday, December 25, 2021, 10:00-22:00
Please read

Please follow the rules below so you can have a safe and happy holiday season.

●Please make sure to check the event status on our official website and the official Facebook page before your visit. There can be a cancellation or change in schedule in the case of bad weather or other circumstances.●For the safety of visitors, and the staff working in shops and restaurants around the venue, please follow the Coronavirus safety measures of each facility, which are based on government guidelines. Visit their official website to check specific guidelines as measures vary by facility.●Please use public transport to travel to the venue, as traffic jams are expected in the area during the event.●We recommend you install “COCOA”, the Covid-19 Contact Confirming Application from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare when you visit.●For safety reasons, you cannot use monopods, tripods and selfie sticks to take pictures or record. Also, using a smartphone or taking pictures or recording while you walk is not allowed as it can be troublesome or cause accidents.●Please note that we may stop or cancel the event for safety reasons without notice during peak hours. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.