Mid May

Kobe Festival

Free

The Kobe Festival is a citywide festival that runs over two days. The first day sees separate celebrations in each of the city’s 9 wards.

The big parade happens on Sunday along Sannomiya Flower Road starting at 12 noon. For those wishing to take part in the parade, dance classes are held for free in Meriken Park on the four Sundays leading up to the festival at 1.30pm.

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