cherry blossom forecast:
https://weathernews.jp/s/topics/201801/170075/ (Japanese version only)
https://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation/(Japanese version only)
http://sakura.weathermap.jp/ (Japanese version only)
when and where to see cherry blossoms (Japanese version only):
Friday, December 2, 2011
The 17th Kobe Luminarie
This festival is also taking electricity saving measures such as changing operating hours and using LED bulbs.
The theme of this year's Luminarie is "Light of Hope, Luci di speranza."
Now many poeple enjoy this festival as an annual illumination event. I saw on TV a high school girl from an affected area in Tohoku was moved to tears watching the illuminations.
There is a detailed information about the festival on The 17th Kobe Luminarie(sorry, Japanese version only) of Feel KOBE's web site.
Feel KOBE is official Kobe tourism site by Kobe Convention & Visitors Association.