It’s so nice that the rain is expected to stop around dinner time tonight, maybe 18:00 or so, and because of this I would expect extremely daunting crowds!! But that shouldn’t matter because it’s just wonderful to have a little Christmas cheer already so early in the month.
My wife Yoko and I are dedicated festival goers, and although my work with all the conversation students at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen is more important, we will be making the journey down Luminarie Lane as soon as we can get an evening free. As far as tonight and tomorrow night go, we strongly recommend not attempting to drive anywhere near Sannomiya or Motomachi after 17:00 for the next two weeks, and this is especially true for the weekends. In addition, planning to enter a café or restaurant within a block or two of the event will be met with extensive line-ups, long waits, messy tables and tired staff, so if you have a plan in mind that involves a romantic date or a handful of children, I would book something well in advance.
This is a sight that is not commonly seen: a picture of Luminarie before the event even begins. Probably it will be on by the time you read this, so get over to Motomachi as soon as you can and enjoy, take your time, don’t be in much of a hurry and take lots of smiling selfies for your facebook pages!
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