Apa resort Illumination

Apallusion 2023

APA 10th Anniversary Illumination

July 1st to November 15th

Open: Fountain illumination area 17:00-21:00
Closed: Every Tuesday

Admission fee: 16+ 1,000 yen / U16 500 yen / Free for preschoolers

The illumination at APA Resort Joetsu Myoko will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year! You can enjoy fantastic scenery that includes illuminations, fountain productions that match hit songs, illumination trees, and chapel illumination mapping.

The Apa Resort Apallusion is an impressive outdoor illumination display. The display changes each year so there is always something new for a returning visitor to see. This year there are several new features to the display. First there is an indoor play area for young children situated in the hall opposite the car park. The main light display is centered around the chapel and lake. The paved flat path loops around the area making for a very pleasant walk. The area is flat which makes it very accessible for families, push chairs and wheel chairs etc. 

The light display features animals and several LED light boards that make great photo spots. This year Apa Resort have added an illuminated water screen on the lake. A light show is projected on to the water. There is also a firework display on set days. Its a beautiful area to walk around and you should expect to spend maybe 30-40min at the show.

Firework Dates [Scheduled at 20:00]
July: 1st (Sat), 15th (Sat), 16th (Sun)
August: 11th (Fri), 12th (Sat), 13th (Sun), 27th (Sun)
September: 16th (Sat), 17th (Sun)
October: 7th (Sat), 14th (Sat)
November: 3rd (Friday holiday)

Due to various circumstances such as weather conditions such as strong winds, the event may be canceled or postponed, the launch time may be changed, or the date may be changed suddenly.
*The display is around 2 minutes. (August 27th (Sunday) is about 4 minutes of large fireworks)


This year there is no bus to the resort. This means the only to get there is either by car or taxi. You can ask your hotel to contact Kogen Taxi to arrange transport to Apa Resort.

Other places to visit
nojiriko fireworks

Nojiriko Fireworks

The fireworks at Lake Nojiriko are immensely impressive. The fireworks are all launched over the waters of the lake.

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