Already Famous for Night Views, an Even More Beautiful Festival of Lights in Kobe
The first Kobe Luminarie was held in December of 1995 to commemorate the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake (January 1995) as well as to reinforce hopes and dreams for reconstruction and revitalization of the city. Since then, the Kobe Luminarie has been seen by many as a symbol of Kobe, and it has become a definitive characteristic of the area.
In 2015 the covered illuminated corridor “Galleria Coperta” made its debut, a feature where guests can pass through a tunnel filled with lights. You can truly feel the power surrounding you in the tunnel as you are wrapped in light from all sides.
Video of Kobe Luminarie
Overview of Kobe Luminarie 2018
- Event Period
- December 7-16, 2018
- Lights illuminated between
- Around 6:00 p.m. to around 9:30 p.m.
- Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture[MAP]
- Kobe Foreign Settlement and Higashiyuenchi Park, Kobe City
- 7 minutes on foot from the JR Kobe Line’s Motomachi Station