400,000 Led Lights Recreate Italy's Famous 'blue Grotto' Along Tokyo's Meguro River


400,000 LED lights recreate Italy's famous 'Blue Grotto' along Tokyo's Meguro riverRomance is in the night air as couples turn out in force for the illumination of 400,000 blue light-emitting diodes placed on cherry trees that line the banks of the Meguro river in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward.

The “Nakameguro Blue Grotto” illumination event, which stretches 500 meters along the walkways on both sides of the river, drew large crowds, with many couples taking selfies.

The event gets its name from the famous sea cave on the island of Capri, in southern Italy, known as the “Blue Grotto.” The tree branches hang over the river where the lights from the diodes reflect off the water’s surface, creating a fantastical, virtual blue-grotto experience for visitors.

The light show is held between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. near Naka-meguro Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line through Dec. 25.
 
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