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This month's plans

"This month's plans" offers you some ideas to visit and feel at peace during your stay as well as enjoy seasonal events in Kyoto. They are mostly in outdoor, including some mountains, so that you can enjoy a green and healthy stay and save money as well!

Umekoji Park (梅小路公園)

Umekoji Park

This is a family-friendly outdoor space, containing an aquarium and a railway museum. Visitors can enjoy home-made lunch in a big lawn square as well as at the restaurant or cafe in the park. There are a beautiful Japanese garden and biotope in the center of the park where is a perfect place to feel nature in downtown nearby Kyoto station.
Kyoto Railway Museum has just opened last year. Very nostalgic vehicles, for Japanese, such as a old type shinkansen, sleeper trains and steam locomotives, among others are displayed and the dioramas, the simulator facility along with other fun activity space are equipped in the museum.
Visitors of all generations can stay in the park all day with various activities.

Kyoto Aquarium
Open everyday at 10:00-18:00
Admission fee: ¥2050/adult, ¥1550/university and high-school students, ¥1000/junior-high and elementary school students, ¥600/toddler

Kyoto Railway Museum
Open at 10:00-17:30, closed on Wednesday, December 31 and January 1
Admission fee: ¥1200/adult, ¥1000/university and high-school students, ¥500/junior-high and elementary school students, ¥200/toddler,135.7453352,14z/data=!4m4!1m3!3m2!1s0x6001061bce8ed99b:0x32ad976c113178b6!2sUmekoji+Park,+56-3+Kankijicho,+Shimogyo+Ward,+Kyoto,+Kyoto+Prefecture+600-8835

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Events Schedule

Flea Markets

  • Every 4th Sunday
  • Kamigamo Shrine
  • Handicraft market in peaceful and quiet grounds of the shrine.
  • Every 15th
  • Chion-ji Temple
  • 8:00-16:00
  • Kyoto's biggest monthly market of handmade goods and crafts.
  • Every 21st
  • To-ji Temple
  • 7:00-16:30
  • Known as Kobo-san, Kyoto's largest market for all kinds of antiques, tools and so on.
  • Every 25th
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • 7:00-16:30
  • Known as Tenjin-san, a popular flea market at one of Kyoto's major shrines. Antiques, food, tools and so on.

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