Rokko Autumn Night Lights
Autumn days are some of the best times to be on Rokkosan. The skies are clear, nice cool breezes and the beautiful changing color of the leaves. Perfect for hiking, having a picnic and visiting the many nice venues. Of course Autumn also means the Rokko Meets Art Festival is on with many lovely installations to visit. (See previous post).
Autumn nights can be a bit cool (good to have an extra layer or two if planning to be on Rokkosan in the evening) and the views quite spectacular as well as being able to see the night sky, stars and constellations.
To enhance the evening experience even more, several facilities will be holding night light up events. This autumn there will be light up installations at the Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden, the ROKKO Forest Sound Museum and the Rokko Garden Terrace / Rokko-Shidare Observatory and the facilities will remain open late into the evening on these days.
The schedule for this year is to be open on weekends in October from the 16th and then from the 1st of November to the 23rd. So the dates will be: 10/16 (Sat), 17 (Sun), 23 (Sat), 24 (Sun), 30 (Sat), 31 (Sun), then 11/1 (Mon) to 23 (Tuesday). The times will be: Mon-Fri 17: 00-18: 30 (18:00 last entrance), Sat / Sundays and public holidays 17: 00-20: 00 (19:30 last entrance) Rokko Garden Terrace area is ~ 21: 00, Rokko-Shidare Observatory is ~ 21: 00 (20:30 last entrance).
Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden
At the Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden, visitors will be given LED lanterns to carry with them around the venue that are controlled wirelessly. The changing colors of the lanterns combined with the lights of the landscape as well as synchronized music will make for an incredible viewing experience of light and sound.
They will also have the autumn foliage lit up as well as the many art exhibits throughout the area to create a beautiful and fantastic atmosphere.
Entry with the “Rokko Meets Art Art Walk 2021 Viewing Passport” or separate “Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden” ticket of 700 yen for adults, 350 yen for children.
ROKKO Forest Sound Museum
At the ROKKO Forest Sound Museum they will decorate the trees with 3,000 “Fruit Lights” created by putting small LED lights in fruit bags that are decorated. There will also be music from the artist mica bando playing throughout the area creating a lovely harmony.
Entry with the “Rokko Meets Art Art Walk 2021 Viewing Passport” or a separate ROKKO Forest Sound Museum fee of 1,300 yen for Adults and 600 yen for children.
Rokko Garden Terrace / Rokko-Shidare Observatory
At the Rokko Garden Terrace and Shidare Observatory, they will have a special artwork that combines a special exhibition by Masayuki Fushimi and the amazing $10 million night view. The frame of the Shidare will be covered with LED lights that can be set to more than 10 million different colors.
Entry with the “Rokko Meets Art Art Walk 2021 Viewing Passport” or a separate Rokko-Shidare Observatory fee of 310 yen for Adults and 210 yen for children.
For more information about these as well as some other special musical events, be sure to check out: https://www.rokkosan.com/top/season_event/art/15713/?lang=en
See You on Rokkosan!