A tunnel of lights in Japan that opened this week shows waves of colors made up from more than 7 million LED lights, drawing international attention and hordes of tourists.
Located on the island of Nagashima, the tunnel of lights gives Japanese residents and visitors a botanical garden featuring a winter display. As the blog Bored Panda reported, the tunnel of lights in the Nabana no Sato garden were opened this week and have already made a big splash.
Dubbed “the best light show in the country,” the tunnel of lights has become a popular site on the internet, with pictures showing people walking through glowing rows of LED lights popular on blogs and news sites. These pictures showed the LED lights in a number of displays, creating tunnels that surround viewers with bright colorful lights and natural scenes like Mount Fuji and a rainbow.
The tunnel of lights in Japan will be open until March 31, 2013, but have already been a huge hit with tourists. As Joanna Tocher of Wide Island View noted, “if you can shut out the noise of the hundreds of people around you it really does feel like you’re stepping into another world.”
The lights cover vast surfaces, rising into the air and even covering water, My Modern Met reported. The biggest hit is the tunnel of light, which make people feel as if they’re walking through some kind of magic portal.
The tunnel of lights in Japan boasts another feature — it’s good for the environment. As Tree Hugger noted of a past installation of the light show, all the millions of LEDs shown in the tunnel of lights are solar-powered.