Kobe Luminarie is an annual winter light-up held in memory of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.
The event takes place in the vicinity of Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line starting at the Former Foreign Settlement and extending to Higashi Yuenchi Park. For this event, a ton of wooden arches are built on roads and decorated with thousands of lights to make a tunnel of lights called “galleria.” Of course you can walk through it. After the “galleria,” you will find the walls of lights called “spalliera” that make a breathtaking room of lights. Go and stand in the middle of the room, and you will be fascinated by its beauty.
December 7th to 16th, 2018
Short walk from Motomachi or Sannomiya Stations
Admission: Free of Charge