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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!

Ota-jinja Shrine (大田神社)

Ota-jinja Shrine

Ota-jinja Shrine is located in the northern part of Kyoto City close from Kamigamo Shrine. It’s famous for beautiful Japanese irises growing in colonies at the entrance of the shrine. Also you can enjoy a short mountain walk from the back of the shrine. It’s route is well maintained and safe.

Not only the irises but also the way from Kamigamo Shrine is one of the reasons to recommend. The east surrounding of Kamigamo Shrine is called Shake-cho (社家町), literally means the town of the residences for a Shinto priest, and recognized as a traditional building property. The appearance of the residence located along the river looks like a Samurai residence but the parts of inside feature the temple architecture. Approximately 20 residences remain (over 300 in the Edo Era) and some of them open their rooms and gardens to the public.

  • Free of charge (¥500 for visiting the residence in Shake-cho)

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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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