Afestive and vibrant light display in Japan is capturing attentions and memorizing viewers for a show that is out of this world.
The one of kind light fixture is known as the "Tunnel of Lights" and is set up on the island of Nagashima. This breathtaking display allows both Japanese residents and visitors a chance to experience the tranquility of a botanical garden, combined with a fantastical interpretation of a winter display.
The Tunnel of Lights opened last week and has already drawn thousands of visitors to the Nabana no Sato botanical garden, which before the display, resided in peaceful anonymity.
The fixture has been called "the best light show in the country," and the display has become a popular search for those who are unable to travel to the island nation.
There are numerous sites, such as blogs and international news sites, that have published pictures showing people walking through seemingly endless rows of LED lights.
The pictures showed the lights in a number of configurations and colors, from tunnels that surround viewers with bright colorful lights to interpretations of natural scenes like Mount Fuji and a rainbow.
The Tunnel of Lights will be open until March 31, 2013 and has already received an outpouring of excitement and positive support.
"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." Joanna Tocher commented on the site WideIslandView.com.
The lights cover vast, expansive surfaces that rise into the air on some occasion even cover water. The biggest hit is the actual Tunnel of Light, which gives the illusion of passing through a portal an into a different world.
The light display is also doing well with the environment. The reported 7 million LED lights used in the display are all solar powered.