After spending a day at my sisters school we headed out with a couple of friends towards Roppongi Hills in order to view the Light Illumination. On our way there we stopped in Shinjuku for some dinner. There was a slight drizzle that persisted throughout the night and some of the photos are a little blurry since I was walking and trying to hold my umbrella.
Shinjuku is gorgeous at night because all of the lights from the buildings, but it is even prettier with all the lights on the trees for Christmas. We stopped at a Steak & Hamburger Restaurant located at the corner of this street in Shinjuku.
In case you didn't know, Hamburger dishes in Japan come without the buns and usually have a sauce on them or on the side. This place is considered fast food because when you enter you pay for your order at a vending machine and submit your ticket. It is served to you once you it is ready. Our entrees came with rice and miso soup and I will admit I was so hungry that I ate everything!
After dinner we hopped back on a train to Roppongi, specifically Roppongi Hills. I spotted so many Christmas Trees and among my favorites was this white one in front of Banana Republic
We made it to the 52nd floor of a building and entered to view all of the lights of the city. Inside there was a lighted up Christmas Tree with tiny horses moving every 30 minutes and playing a song as the rotated around the tree. My favorite part of the viewing was seeing Tokyo Tower decorated in the Olympic colors since it will be hosting the 2020 Olympic games.
The rain prevented us from viewing from an outside deck, but it was a still a beautiful sight. I was not wearing the best type of shoes for the weather and had to dry boots in a bathroom using a dryer while everyone else toured the perimeter of a shopping area decorated with a bunch of lights or risk catching a cold due to my wet feet. I could see some of the displays from the inside of the mall, and I admit it was nice being indoors since it was, ahem, cold.
Hope you enjoyed this little night time adventure and I am halfway through sharing everything I did on my trip. Some fun outfit posts are coming once I finish my travel series, so stay tuned!