Kobe LuminaroeThe Kobe Luminarie are a special time in Kobe, Japan. Consider it a fantiastic festival of lights. Because the event is local there is little information in English. However, we have the basic stright from the source. Kobe, Japan.

The Kobe Luminarie walk begins at Kyukyoryuchi (Old Foreign Settlement) and ends at Higashi Yuenchi Park.

The beautifully lit Kobe Luminarie is a magnificent three-dimensional artwork with breathtaking designs of arches illuminated by an array of multi-colored lights. The Luminarie began in 1995 and is an annual event unique to Kobe City, symbolizing the ongoing restoration and reconstruction of Kobe following the devastation of the1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. Adding a warmth and festivity to winter in Kobe, it attracts millions of people from all over Japan and the world.

The Dates:
December 9 to December 22, 2005
Monday through Thursday 6pm to 9:30pm
Friday 6pm to 10pm
Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm to 10pm
December 22, 2005 hours are 6pm to 10pm

For more information call 078-303-0038 (in Japan).