Shinjuku is a major urban centre and there are always Christmas displays to be seen. This year there is little change in the displays. There are a few displays, mainly around the Shinjuku I Land Tower, a small one at the Keio Plaza Hotel, and the main one at Shinjuku Southern Terrace. I often enjoy the Shinjuku Southern Terrace display, but it hasn’t changed much since they first started it. It is a great display if you have never seen it. While I can’t completely confirm that the displays are relatively the same, from the photos I have seen, they are. Since moving to Kinshicho, I haven’t had many opportunities to visit Shinjuku at night. This year won’t be any different, but I do walk around Shinjuku Southern Terrace often, and this year, from what I can see during the day, nothing has really changed. They still have a large “tree” at the south end that is mainly for couples to enter and make a wish. Then there is the cute Suica Penguin display that is in front of the JR East headquarters. This year, they have the new Shinkansen as part of the model. I often enjoy seeing them and I always look forward to seeing them each year.
Note: There are more photos on my Facebook Page. Please check back again around Christmas as I will add more photos of Sky Tree at night. You can directly view the photos here: HinoMaple @ Facebook: Shinjuku Christmas
Penguins? Why peng …
Aha. JR? Suica?
PS: I’m enjoying your Christmas lights posts. It gives me a very good excuse to stay home this year instead of braving the cold myself. 🙂
Yes, JR Suica Penguin. The famous one. I always look forward to their Christmas display. It has changed every year.
You can see their display from 2 years ago on my 2010 post: http://wp.me/p2liAm-x5
And another one from 2008: http://wp.me/p2liAm-5H
Not the best photos but not bad either. 🙂
PS: Glad you are enjoying them. Hope you are checking the FB pages for all of the photos. Just a simple click and no need to sign up. 😛
and I am looking at them with envy.
So does that mean you might make a trip next year during the Christmas season? 😉
I loved – LOVED!!! – the green Sky Tree photos. Yes, you’ve got me lurking on Facebook, you horrible man! 😀
I know I’m horrible, but the good thing is, you don’t have to join Facebook. All that I put there is viewable without an account. Plus you can check the links without an account too. You are pretty close to it because you already have a Twitter account. Now you can get the updates there. 😀