Things to do / Traditional festivals

Hyogo: Shunsetsu-sai

Chinese New Year's Day, according to the lunar calendar. The highlight of this festival is a procession of people in Chinese traditional costumes on the main street in Chinatown and the shopping areas of Motomachi and Sannomiya. Various events include lion dance and Chinese traditional performing arts, demonstrated daily during the festival period.

Schedule & key events:
● Jan. 24 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Procession in Chinatown, Motomachi and Sannomiya

Location: Nankinmachi-hiroba Square in Chinatown and others, Kobe, Hyogo

JR Kobe Line or Hanshin Honsen Line to Motomachi Sta., and then walk 5 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.