Event Calendar

Kobe Festival (Kobe Matsuri)
  • Kobe Festival (Kobe Matsuri)
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Before and after third Sunday in May
  • The whole city is in the bustling mood of the festival. In addition to festival events sponsored by ...
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Minato Kobe Fireworks Festival
  • Minato Kobe Fireworks Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:First Saturday in August
  • This marine fireworks festival is the big summer attraction of Kobe Harbor. The night landscape of t...
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Himeji Castle Festival
  • Himeji Castle Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:First Friday and Saturday in August
  • Queens of the castle (senhime) are chosen and march through the city together with a procession of p...
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Kobe Seaside Bon Dance
  • Kobe Seaside Bon Dance
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Mid August
  • A waterfront Bon odori dance festival held in Meriken Park. It is a unique summer event in Kobe. An ...
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Kobe Nankin-machi Mid-Autumn Festival
Tarumi Kai Shrine Aki Matsuri, Togyosai
Kobe Jazz Street
  • Kobe Jazz Street
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Mid October
  • Jazz music was introduced to Japan from Kobe. This is the biggest jazz event in the autumn season. M...
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Oshiro Matsuri (Castle Festival) in Izushi
Arima Grand Tea Ceremony
  • Arima Grand Tea Ceremony
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early November
  • This event was initiated in 1950 to commemorate the achievements of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who loved Ar...
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Kobe Kitano Christmas Street
  • Kobe Kitano Christmas Street
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early December to December 25
  • Illumination of the promenades and Ijinkan (Old Foreign Settlement). Christmas events are also held.
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