Early
~
Mid
Dec
 2021

Kobe Luminarie 2021

Cancelled
Free

Kobe Luminarie is an annual winter light-up held in memory of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. Now running for over 20 years, 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.

Access

Motomachi Station is a very quick train journey on the Kobe or Gakkentoshi lines and costs ¥120 – it’s also a 20 minute walk. The Station is also within walking distance of Kobe-Sannomiya station as well as the Kyukyoryuchi-Daimarumae subway station.

Accommodation

Guesthouse Kobe Nadeshikoya is located close to Motomachi Station and has dorms, private family and group rooms. The hostel dorms are capsule-style allowing a decent amount of privacy with wifi and lockers included. The Hotel Trusty Kyoryuchi is located between Motomachi Station and Higashi Yuenchi Park, with smart, compact rooms available at decent rates. If you’re looking to treat yourself, the Oriental Hotel is very nice, with pricier rates but added luxury in return.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

Get the best Japan Cheapo hacks direct to your inbox

Related Events
  • world cosplay summit
    Early
    ~
    Late
    Jun

    Osaka Comic Con 2022

    Cancelled

    The enormously popular Tokyo Comic Con (at least when it was last held in-person at the end of 2019) has now sprouted a version for all the comic and celebrity fans of West Japan. While Japan has manga and anime […]

  • june events in japan
    Jun 30
    ~
    Jul 1

    Aizen Festival

    The Aizen Festival is touted as the first major summer festival in Osaka of the year. Along with the Tenjin Festival and the Sumiyoshi Festival, it’s also known as one of the three big Osaka festivals. Known colloquially as “Aizen-san” […]

    Free
  • Early
    Jul

    Nagoya Port Fireworks Festival

    Compared to other festivals around the country, with only 3,000 fireworks, the Nagoya Port Fireworks Festival seems relatively small. Despite this, the scenic location for the event and its proximity to Nagoya attract a spectator audience of approximately 370,000 people. […]

    7:30pm – 8:20pm
    Free
  • Apr 8
    ~
    Jul 10

    Animage and Ghibli Exhibition

    Animage is an influential anime magazine that began publication in 1978. One of the early editors was anime producer Toshio Suzuki, who collaborated with Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki on articles and manga for the magazine. The subtitle of the exhibition […]

    9:30am – 6:00pm
    ¥1,300 – ¥1,500

Recommended hotels located nearby