Blinded by Holiday Cheer: Japan's Installation of 7 Million Lights

UPDATED 12/22/2013 at 10:00 AM EST Originally published 12/16/2013 at 12:00 PM EST

One acceptable excuse to wear sunglasses at night? Seven million blazing bulbs of holiday cheer.

Every year Nabana no Sato, a theme park in Kuwana, Japan, decks its halls with a glittering array of LED lights. The annual installation, called "Winter Illumination," attracts visitors from around the world.

Out of the 7 million bulbs that make up the luminous wonderland, a majority go into crafting the park's most popular attractions, the Tunnel of Light and Mt. Fuji.

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The Tunnel of Light at Winter Illumination at Nabana no Sato in Kuwana, Japan

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The Tunnel of Light delivers on its name with a shimmery, sensory overload that cocoons you from head to toe.

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Mt. Fuji at Winter Illumination at Nabana no Sato in Kuwana, Japan

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Mt. Fuji, while less immersive, is equally impressive, depicting the Japanese landmark's soothing transition through the seasons.

It's a spectacle that should leave any bedazzled holiday house flickering with awe.

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