Lightscape in Rokko: It is recommended to watch the light up at night in Kobe

Lightscape in Rokko: It is recommended to watch the light up at night in Kobe


Rokko Shidare Observatory will hold the Lightscape in Rokko event again this year.

  • Lightscape in Rokko has over 10 million LED lights on a frame covering the observatory to display beautiful, natural colors. It attracts many visitors every year.

    This year's theme is “The Pillow Book” authored by court lady Sei Shonagon in the 11th century. She describes Japan's timeless scenery of the four seasons enjoyed by the Japanese. The lightscape features the respective season during each season.
    The lightscape was designed by lighting designer Masayuki Fushimi. Enjoy the current season's fantastic lightscape together with million-dollar views of city lights from Mt. Rokko

  • Spring version: “Spring is the Beginning”

    At daybreak, the mountain edges start to become lighter, then white. The design shows purple clouds overhead.
    [Period] Now–May 31st (Fri.)
    [Hours] 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Enter by 8:30 p.m.)

  • Summer version: "Summer is the Night"

    Summer nights have bright moonlight scenes. This design expresses faint fireflies flying in the dark night and a rainy day.
    [Period] June 1st (Sat.)–August 31st (Sat.)
    [Hours] 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Enter by 8:30 p.m.)

  • Autumn version: "Autumn is the Sunset"

    When the sun sets and the mountain edges look larger, the crows head home. A few of them fly home quickly, while geese fly in formation.
    [Period] September 1st (Sun.)–November 30th (Sat.)
    [Hours] 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Enter by 8:30 p.m.)

  • Winter version: "Winter to Make an Effort"

    This shows an early morning snow and a very white mist. Also, to warm up on such a cold day, a charcoal brazier is lit and carried in. It expresses a very winter-like scene.
    [Period] A) Every day from December 1st (Sun.) to January 5th, 2020 (Sun.).
    B) Saturdays during January 11st, 2020 (Sat.) to March 7th, (Sat.) and
    January 12th (Sun.) and February 23rd (Sun. and national holiday)
    [Hours] A) 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Enter by 8:30 p.m.)
    B) 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (Enter by 7:30 p.m.)

    <Rokko Shidare Observatory> Overview

    10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Enter by 8:30 p.m.)
    *Until January 5th, 2020 (Sun.). Shorter hours in winter.
    *Subject to change depending on the weather.

    Open every day.
    *Closed on March 3rd and 4th, 2020 for maintenance.

    1877-9 Gosukeyama, Rokkosan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
    Phone: 078-894-2281


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