Things to do / Cultural/Entertainment

Hikone Tokae

On Aug. 17, for one special night, an illuminated display appeared near Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture to celebrate the Hikone Tokae festival.

Those who missed the installations will be glad to know that the lights will make a comeback on Dec. 16, and this winter version, which includes a structure with a heart motif, will last until Feb. 16, bathing the area in romantic LED lights.

In addition to the twinkling lights, there will be an appetizing twist on Feb. 15, when 11 local restaurants at Yonbancho Square and Yumekyobashi Castle Road will offer special refreshments, which you can get by purchasing vouchers. (Yuki Yamauchi)