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29th Kobe Luminarie

Lights that adorn Kobe in winter, praying for the repose of souls and peace.

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The "Kobe Luminarie," which began in 1995 as an event symbolizing the hope of Kobe and to pass on the memories of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, will celebrate its 29th occurrence starting January 19, 2024. The theme for the 2024 event is "Kobe, Shining Light into the Future." In addition to the traditional venues of KOBE EAST PARK and the former foreign settlement, this year will also feature Meriken Park as a new location for the display.

At KOBE EAST PARK, a light wall hanging "Suppariella" will be installed in the southwest of the lawn plaza, and the light cathedral "Cassa Armonica" will be set up in the southern park as a music stage. In the former foreign settlement, light sign artworks will be displayed starting at the plaza in front of the Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Kobe Head Office, among other locations. Exhibits throughout each venue enhance walkability and help avoid congestion.

Meriken Park, a new venue, will feature a 70-meter-long corridor of light in the southeast green pathway. This is a ticketed area with limited entry by time slots, allowing for leisurely viewing. Zones displaying works with sponsor names can be viewed for free. There will also be food trucks.


  • The Kobe Luminarie is an illumination event symbolizing the hope of Kobe.
  • In 2024, Meriken Park joins KOBE EAST PARK and the former foreign settlement as a new venue.
  • Artworks are thoughtfully displayed at each venue to increase walkability and avoid overcrowding.
  • Meriken Park features a ticketed area with time-slot entry.


  • "Cassa Armonica" in KOBE EAST PARK ⒸKobe Luminarie O.C.

    "Cassa Armonica" in KOBE EAST PARK ⒸKobe Luminarie O.C.

  • "Galleria" paid area at Meriken Park venue (image visual) ⒸKobe Luminarie O.C.

    "Galleria" paid area at Meriken Park venue (image visual) ⒸKobe Luminarie O.C.


  • Kevin Huang



Name in Japanese
Postal Code
6-4 Kanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo (KOBE EAST PARK)
078-230-1001 (Kobe Luminarie Organizing Committee)
January 19 to February, 2024
Ticketed Area: Advance tickets are 500 yen, same-day tickets are 1,000 yen.
*Advance tickets are date-specific with no same-day sales.
*Same-day tickets may not be available depending on advance ticket sales.
*Free for elementary school students and younger (children cannot enter alone).
*Tickets can be purchased at convenience stores and online (details on the official website).
About a 10-minute walk from Hankyu Kobe Sannomiya Station and JR Sannomiya Station (to KOBE EAST PARK)
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