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A tribute to victims of the 1995 earthquake. This is held every December and there are spectacular... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Hurstbridge, Australia

We had heard about and read about the famous Kobe Luminarie, and finally this trip we saw it for... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Queensland, Australia
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A festival of light, which has been held in December every year since 1995 as a memorial and requiem of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and to pray for recovery of the town. Geometric illuminations decorate the squares and streets, and during...more
Old foreign Settlement and Higashi Yuenchi Park, Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Kobe Luminarie which is an annual winter light festival held in memory of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.

1  Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 30 December 2017

A tribute to victims of the 1995 earthquake. This is held every December and there are spectacular lights around the parks and live music. A variety of food stalls everywhere. Can be quite crowded but as with everything in Japan very orderly movement of people...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had heard about and read about the famous Kobe Luminarie, and finally this trip we saw it for ourselves. Stunning, amazing, breathtaking, fabulous.....can't find enough words to do it justice really. We visited on the opening night 2nd December 2016 and were expecting a...More

1  Thank 2013WeAreRed
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Kobe Luminarie is very beautiful, so this is held every year in remembrance of the quake victims. This is taken place on Nakamachi street and Higashi park every year in December. The first this was held in December 1995. Because there are a lot of...More

Thank 勝平 飛
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Kobe Luminarie is held every year during December since 1995. This is not an event related to Christmas, but an event that symbolizes the deadly hanshin earthquake that destroyed most of the city in 1995. During the event week, the center of the city is...More

1  Thank Vachintha
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very exciting event, great sound system, beautiful sights to behold. And the police were well organized, They were polite yet firm. No trouble at all despite the huge crowds that turned up to view this event. Must go if you are in Osaka or Kyoto...More

1  Thank Rizal S
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Though I was surrounded with a huge crowd but the surroundings were full of lights and decorations to give a refreshing feeling of Christmas. Police were there to control the crowd and kept us walked in a direction that they designed for us. The distance...More

Thank Daeng D
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Response from 2013WeAreRed | Reviewed this property |
Kobe is a beautiful city in Japan in it's own right. The Kobe Luminarie is an event held at Christmas time only. Usually only December each year, although I am unsure of the exact date it will commence this year it won't be... More