fall foliage forecast for 2017
Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)
when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):
Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):
Christmas lights :
https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/rank.html (Japanese version only)
http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/ (Japanese version only)
snow and ice festivals (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.