I'm currently in Kyoto for 3 days and I noticed in the JR Train an ad about Kobe Luminarie that is starting today (6/dec/2012).
I don't have time to spend a day in Kobe in my schedule, but since there aren't many things that I want to do in Kyoto at night and night starts early during this time of the year, I was wondering if it is worth to go to Kobe tomorrow at afternoon/night to see the Luminarie. I thought about leaving at 6PM and coming back at 9PM. I have a free pass at JR trains and don't intend to spend the night there.
What do you think? Can you provide me some tips to get there from Kobe station and enjoy the event? I didn't had much time to look up information about it since I just found out about Luminarie 2012.