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From December 2nd! "Kobe Luminarie 2016" Let's see the sculpture of the artistic lights(illumination) which adorns Kobe city!


December has started this year! The winter has come! Kobe city is decorated with the sculpture of the artistic lights this year too. "Kobe Luminarie 2016" has finally begun!

Kobe Luminarie has been held for the memorial and reposing of soul of the victims of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and it is 22nd times this year 2016.

Kobe Luminarie 2016 has started from December 2nd and around foreign settlement area and Higashi-Yuenchi Park area are illuminated with the sculpture of the artistic lights.

Kobe Luminarie will be held until December 11th. So, please come and see this special sculpture of the lights.

In this article, we introduce the information about the highlights and the schedule of the "Kobe Luminarie" the sculpture of the lights which adorns the Kobe city in winter.

Article of "Kobe Luminarie 2016"- Contents-

1,Basic information and useful information of Kobe Luminarie 2016
2,Highlights of Kobe Luminarie 2016
3,This is the Art! Photo gallery of "Kobe Luminarie"
4,The comment from EnjoyJapan!Edit dept
5,Access information to the venue of "Kobe Luminarie"
6,Recommended information around "Kobe Luminarie"

1,Basic and Practical information for LUMINARIE 2016

Basic information

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Name: Kobe Luminarie 2016
Name in English: KOBE LUMINARIE
Prefecture: Hyogo
Area: Kobe city(Sannomiya・Motomachi)
Address: 6 cho-me, Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo and its around
Tel: 078-303-0038 ※Secretariat
Period: 2016 Dec 2nd(Fri) 〜 Dec 11th(Sun)

Mon 〜 Thu/18:00〜21:30

Place: Kobe/Around the old foreign settlement and Higashi-Yuenchi Park
Price: Free
Official web site: http://www.kobe-luminarie.jp/index.html

Practical information

Less than 10 min walk from the station: ◯
Free Wi-Fi: ☓
Accompanied by: Family/Friend/Alone/Date
Staff who can speak foreign language: Unknown
Smoking: Not acceptable
Staying time: 1〜2 hours
Parking: ☓

※There is a meter parking nearby
※Because of the traffic regulation, it's better to take pubic transportation

Other useful information:

・During the Kobe Luminarie, it will be crowded with people but in the night time of weekday is relatively less congestion.
・Map of around the Kobe Luminarie area:※Make sure that check the traffic regulation or etc with the map before come.

Map of Kobe Luminarie
Source by: Kobe Luminarie Official HP/http://www.kobe-luminarie.jp/cont-10.htm

2,The highlight of KOBE Luminarie 2016

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The beginning of the Kobe Luminarie is in 1995 when the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake was occurred. The first Luminarie was held for praying to the victims and earthquake disaster reconstruction.

The Luminarie has been taken place every year since it started. And the theme of each year is directed with the sculpture of the lights.

The theme of "Kobe Luminarie 2016" is

"Ode della luce -Lyric of Light-"

quote from: Kobe Luminarie Official web site/http://www.kobe-luminarie.jp/cont-03.htm

The art works of Luminarie 2016

Frontone・Galleriacoperta " The Door of the Castle"

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Spalliera "The Jewelry of The Glory"

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3,This is the Art! Photo gallery of "Kobe Luminarie"

Kobe luminarie is 22nd times in 2016.
Many people has already put the photos of Luminarie 2016 onto the instagram.
We show some beautiful photos of Luminarie 2016 "Ode della luce-Lyric of Light" made with 300,000 lights and past luminarie.

Photos of Kobe Luminarie 2016

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All art works of this year in these photos are good design and beautiful color.

Also, there is another way to enjoy Kobe Luminarie!?

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Kobe city hall is just next to "Higashi-Yuenchi Park" the venue of Luminarie.
From the observatory lobby in the Kobe city hall bldg.1, you can overlook the "Higashi-Yuenchi Park". So it is also good to enjoy Luminarie from the Kobe city hall.

Photos of Kobe Luminarie 2015

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"The theme of the art of light" changes every year.
It is really beautiful to see the statue of the light in the past Luminarie.

4,The comment from EnjoyJapan! edit dept

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"Kobe Luminarie" is the annual winter event in Kobe. It is different from other illuminations in the town, Kobe Luminarie is an Art. Many people come to see this art works from Kansai region. The weekend is very crowded with the people so it is better to come in the night on weekdays to relax and enjoy it.
Kobe Luminarie is held for a short time, so if you have chance to come to Kobe, you must see the Luminarie!

5,Access information to the venue of "Kobe Luminarie"

Address: 6 cho-me, Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo and its around
Tel: 078-303-0038 ※Secretariat
Transportation (by train):

5min walk from JR Kobe line "Sannomiya" station
5min walk from Hankyu Kobe line "Sanyomiya" station
5min walk from Hanshin line "Sannomiya" station
3min wak from Kobe subway Kaigansen line "Hanadokei-mae" station
5min walk from Kobe subway Nishijin・Yamate line "Sannomiya" station

6,Recommended information around "Kobe Luminarie"


Recommended place for the night view of Kobe! Enjoy the Kobe scenery from Kobe city hall observatory lobby

Famous place for the spiritual place of good mariage "Ikuta-Jinja" in Kobe Sannomiya

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Date created:2016/12/05

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