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“Tokyo German Village”

Tokyo German Village
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Sodegaura
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Travelling to Japan with my friend Christina was something we always wanted to do. And heading over to the land of the rising sun was bound to be an adventure of a lifetime. After pulling out of the Narita International Airport we headed to Tokyo. Now we had already shortlisted our top three tourists spots thanks to this awesome site called www.cherryful.com.Its a wonderful site about Japanese, food cultures, and tourist spots. One of the first things on our list was to check out the Tokyo German village because we had heard that the Winter Illumination Display was on.
The entire place and especially the fields were beautifully done up with lights. Besides the lights of course there were so many other captivating sights in the German village. Flamingos in groups were feeding on the islands, there were ducks swimming around. The gingerbread houses had delightful candy decorations.Popping head sized bubbles filled with smoke was such a fun moment that I will always cherish. I soaked in the beauty of Nature as much as I could.
We stopped at Tokyo for a limited time but our sightseeing was well arranged by the hotel where we stayed and oh! yes it was delightful.

7  Thank Nora R
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

My husband and I went to see the Winter Illumination Display in the Tokyo German Village and were awestruck upon arrival. I had seen pictures, but nothing compared to walking onto the site from the darkness into their hills completely covered in lights. I usually go out of my way to check out local light displays wherever I am, and this one was the best I've ever seen.

The fields were carpeted in lights and fancifully designed into stunning scenes. We marvelled about an hour walking through them... Flamingos feeding in groups on islands....Swans swimming around large flowering lily pads in a sea of blue water... gingerbread houses with candy decorations. We liked their tunnel of lights that visitors could walk through. And it was fun popping the head-sized bubbles filled with smoke. They also had street food for sale and children's activities, good for families.

The Tokyo German Village is a bit out of the way, it's about a 10 minute drive from the Sodegaura train station. During the height of the winter illumination season, they had free shuttle buses that ran at night from the Sodegaura train station to the Village. There also appeared to be plenty of parking there for folks that wanted to drive.

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