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Old Sep 26, 16, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Mintycat View Post
illuminations as they call it.
It's "Hallucinations," I think.

Originally Posted by Mintycat View Post
What's traveling there in December like? Crowds? And is it especially expensive around that time of year?
If you search threads for Christmas and New Years in Japan, you'll find a lot of reports and advice. It's hard to give a general picture for December (or even for the holidays). Specific locations are crowded on specific dates (e.g. Nice restaurants on Christmas Eve or various shrines at midnight on New Years Eve). And things in general are extremely quiet on other dates (e.g. New Years Day). Prices reflect this too. Some of the things that you have heard about (the hallucinations) are really pretty, and other things that form the quintessential Japanese experience simply all that accessible to outsiders (e.g. Family get-together with traditional foods and watching New Years TV shows).
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