To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Port of Kobe, the British operator of the world’s most famous luxury liner offers its first Japan round trip cruise, which starts and ends in Kobe, during March 2017.
Welcome events inside and outside the cruise ship such as a welcome musical performance and ceremony are scheduled to take place. To help many locals learn more about cruises, a tour of the cruise ship and a farewell cruise are being planned.
The 150th Anniversary is celebrated with the attendance of invited officials from Japanese and foreign governments and port authorities, as well as local people.
The ceremony includes recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the Port and a presentation of the future vision for the Port. A celebration event will also take place. The ceremony will be attended by officials from port operators based in Kobe, Japanese and foreign shipping companies and other related organizations, and locals. The presence of members of the Imperial household at the ceremony has also been requested.
Japan’s largest marine festival to be held at the Port of Kobe The festival includes the following:
• Anniversary ceremony
• Celebration event
• Sailing Ships Festival that brings together sailing ships from throughout Japan and abroad
• Marine Expo (Visitors can learn about the sea and ports in special booths and enjoy a marine painting exhibition.)
• Port of Kobe 150th Anniversary Special Minato Kobe Fireworks Show
• Research vessel Shinkai 6500 and other vessels are open to the public
• Other fun events
These food events are designed to underline the impact that the opening of the Port of Kobe had on the development of Kobe City, and to make people feel more attached to the Port.
Many examples of international gourmet that were introduced into Japan through the Port of Kobe subsequently spread across the country. Under the theme “Style Kobe,” food events are held to provide visitors with opportunities to taste a variety of foods unique to Kobe.
“Kobe and its Port, Across Time”
Each segment of the exhibition shows many valuable materials. Seasonal exhibits are displayed and lectures are held. Please come to see the exhibition.
A vision of what the Port of Kobe should be like in 30 years will be presented.
A study group has developed a vision of what the Port of Kobe should be like in 30 years based on national and international socioeconomic conditions and trends in port logistics. A presentation of this vision will take place.
“Umi no Aru Machi (Seaside Town)” By WEAVER
The theme song for the 150th Anniversary of the Port of Kobe was written by WEAVER, a three-piece piano/rock band. All three members are from Kobe.
For more information, please visit their official website: http://www.weavermusic.jp