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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hakodate Christmas Fantasy (はこだてクリスマスファンタジー)| Hakodate

Christmas Fantasy (クリスマスファンタジー) is a famous Christmas event held in Hakodate (函館) in the southern part of Hokkaido.
A giant fir presented from Halifax City in Canada, a sister city of Hakodate, is transformed into a dazzling illuminated Christmas tree, which throws colorful and bright lights into the sky above the sea near the Kanemori Warehouse area (金森倉庫群)area, which is only a 10 minutes walk from the Hakodate Station.

I love this Christmas decoration here.

At night, the atmosphere of this area dramatically changes like this↓ Beautiful, isn't it???

The lighting ceremony, performed by nominees, is held every day from the 1st of Dec. to 25th of Dec.

When we went there, a newly-wed couple were selected to press the bottom to light up the tree ornaments.

Are you ready???


Both the switching on of the tree at 6 PM, and the fireworks displays, are worth watching!!!

The tree is illuminated from 4 to 5:45 PM, and then again from 6 PM to midnight. On Friday and Saturday and the 22nd of Dec. to 24th of Dec., the tree keeps illuminated until 2 AM.

■Where is the Kanemori Wharehous area (金森倉庫群)area?

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■Tour guide information■
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