Events and Festivals in Kobe

  • February (Chinese New Year): Beginning in late January and continuing on to late February the Chinese new year the celebrated at Nankinmachi District with pomp and splendour and dragon dances and fireworks.
  • April (Infiorata Kobe): Continuing on to the early days of May, the festival involves laying out the petals of flowers on the streets and squares of the city to form pictures.
  • May (Danjiri Festival): In late May, Danjiri floats are led through the streets of Kobe by colourful processions.
  • December (Luminarie): For about two weeks in the beginning of December you can come to see Japan’s greatest light show in commemoration off the victims of the 1995 earthquake. It’s the best off-season event in the city.

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