The illuminations in Sendai are among the most popular in all of Japan.
The “Sendai Pageant of Starlight” is ideal for a date!
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Throughout the whole of Japan, illuminations are keenly sought out; those in Sendai are truly fantastic, a great place to visit on a date or with friends.
Although it is a little bit of a walk from Sendai Station, the spot is highly recommended during the winter season.
History of the Illuminations
2017 marks the 32nd time the “Sendai Pageant of Starlight” has been held.
Local people were asked if they’ve always been to see the illuminations. It is a place known far and wide.
The location is Jozenji Tenple.
It is a short distance away from Sendai Station, but there are a lot of shops along the way, making the walk there a big part of the fun.
Each year has a new theme; 2017’s was “Lights on Everybody, Glowing from the Heart”.
The sign can be seen along the way.
The whole area is chock full of restaurants and places to eat!
Welcome to the Tunnel of Light.
The Sendai Pageant of Starlight venue, Jozenji Temple, is graced with rows of zelkova trees, all illuminated beautifully with hundreds of thousands of LED lights.
Taking a photo, one seems to be in a tunnel of lights.
It is so beautiful, one can lose all sense of time.
This path continues all the way.
It really seems to be a tunnel of light.