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Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge illumination schedule

Illumination patterns

28 basic patterns

Illumination patterns

Total of 31 patterns (28 basic patterns + 3 special patterns)

Shining lights . . . With the stars shining in the night sky, a beautiful atmosphere perfect for making a wish upon a star is created

Illumination pattern event / Shining lights

Aurora . . . A rainbow-colored bridge standing out against the night sky, an illumination bringing a feeling of healing to those who look at it

Illumination pattern event / Aurora

Sakura . . . A fantasy-like atmosphere floating through the night sky, bringing to mind petals fluttering in the wind and cherry blossoms shining in the warmth of the sun

Illumination pattern event / Sakura

- Each of the three patterns Shining Lights, Aurora, and Sakura is displayed in rotation within one hour, starting at 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm, and 11:00 pm

- The basic 28 patterns are displayed at 1 minute intervals, in rotation for 1 hour, starting at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Standard illumination information

Weekdays: Illumination time is from sunset to 11:00 pm

The colors of the illuminations changing according to the season. The pearl colors show up vividly against the night sky.

Spring (weekdays)
April, May, June
Illumination pattern, weekdays in Spring

Pearl green

Summer (weekdays)
July, August, September
Illumination pattern, weekdays in Summer

Pearl blue

Autumn (weekdays)
October, November, December
Illumination pattern, weekdays in Autumn

Pearl pink

Winter (weekdays)
January, February, March
Illumination pattern, weekdays in Winter

Pearl yellow

Weekends and holidays: Illumination time is from sunset to midnight

On weekends, the calming patterns in splendid colors provide a relaxing atmosphere.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays throughout the year
Illumination pattern, Weekends and holidays

Blue-green

Time signal: on the hour every hour (duration: 5 minutes) rainbow

On the hour every hour, changing colors announce the time.
The sparkling rainbow-colored illumination is a sight you won't want to miss.

Afternoon, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Illumination pattern, time signal, afternoon

Rainbow - 1

Evening, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm
Illumination pattern, time signal, evening

Rainbow - 2

Night, 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm
Illumination pattern, time signal, night

Rainbow - 3

Time signal: every 30 minutes (duration: 5 minutes) jewels

The change of color every 30 minutes announces the time.
The sight of the illuminated bridge sparkling in the color of your birthstone is a sight you won't want to miss.

January (garnet), July (ruby)
Illumination pattern, 30 minutes' time signal, January

Jewel - 1

February (amethyst), October (opal)
Illumination pattern, 30 minutes' time signal, February

Jewel - 2

March (aquamarine),
September (sapphire)
Illumination pattern, 30 minutes' time signal, March

Jewel - 3

April (diamond),
November (topaz)
Illumination pattern, 30 minutes' time signal, April

Jewel - 4

May (emerald), August (peridot)
Illumination pattern, 30 minutes' time signal, May

Jewel - 5

June (pearl)
Illumination pattern, 30 minutes' time signal, June

Jewel - 6

December (turquoise)
Illumination pattern, 30 minutes' time signal, December

Jewel - 7

Special days: Illumination time is from sunset to midnight

We have prepared vivid illumination patterns according to the schedule below.
(Schedule may change due to overlap with other events. )

(New Year)
January 1-3
Illumination pattern event / New Year

Red top

(Natural disaster memorial days) January 17 (early morning), January 17, March 11
Illumination pattern event / Jan. 17

Pearl white (time signal patterns will not be displayed)

(Nankin-machi (Chinatown) Chinese New Year) January or February (schedule)
Illumination pattern event / Nankin-machi (Chinatown) Chinese New Year

Orange

(Daffodil season)
Early February
Illumination pattern event / Daffodil

Daffodil

(Valentine's Day) February 14
Illumination pattern event / Valentine's Day

Pink

(Cherry season) Early April
Illumination pattern event / Sakura

Pink

(First half of Golden Week holidays)
Late April Illumination pattern event / First half of Golden Week holidays

Green top + all 31 patterns

(Second half of Golden Week holidays) Early May
Illumination pattern event / Second half of Golden Week holidays

Green + all 31 patterns

(Kobe Festival) May (schedule)
Illumination pattern event / Kobe Festival

Hydrangea

(Marine Day)
July(schedule)
Illumination pattern event / Marine Day

Blue

(First half of summer break)
Late July - Mid-August
Illumination pattern event / First half of summer break

Sky blue top

(Second half of summer break)
Mid-August - Late August
Illumination pattern event / Second half of summer break

Sky blue

(Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival) August (schedule)
Illumination pattern event / Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival

Pink

(Fall foliage season)
Early November
Illumination pattern event / Fall foliage season

Orange

(Kobe Luminarie Season)
December (schedule)
Illumination pattern event / Luminarie

Kobe Luminarie pattern

(End of Year)
Late December
Illumination pattern event / End of Year

Red

(Kobe Proposal Day) First Sunday of every month

Sunset - midnight: red top.
Lights off between 7:59 pm - 8:00 pm. Rainbow-like pattern will be displayed on the hour every hour. Every 30 minutes, "Jewel - 1" pattern will be displayed.

Illumination pattern event / Kobe Proposal Day

(Anniversary of the bridge opening) April 5

From sunset to 9:00 pm, 28 patterns will be displayed every 5 minutes.
After 9:00 pm, it will be lit up in pink.

(Golden Week period) Late April - Early May

All 31 patterns will be displayed,
creating a beautiful illumination pattern of ever-changing colors.

(Cool Earth Day) July 7

Lights off (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Standard illumination pattern is displayed before 8:00 pm and after 10:00 pm.
※Road lighting will be displayed

Illumination pattern event / Kobe Proposal Day

(Weekends and holidays during summer break) Late July - Late August

All 31 patterns will be displayed,
creating a beautiful illumination pattern of ever-changing colors.

(Christmas) December (schedule)

Please look forward to the special Christmas illumination program.

(New Year's Eve, New Year's Day) December 31 - January 1 (illuminated until dawn)

Please look forward to the special New Year's countdown program, which will start at 11:30 pm on New Year's Eve.

(Other)

Please look forward to special illumination programs in connection with various events.