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"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!

September 30th

Full moon viewing events

Japanese people have been attached to the moon, especially the autumn full moon. In ancient time, the nobles enjoyed a party on their boats under the moon, as they played a poem game while drinking sake and eating dumplings. In this season, several moon viewing events are held at some temples, shrines and other places in Kyoto.

Osawa-no-ike Pond of Daikaku-ji Temple, 17:00-21:00 on September 28th~30th
Kamigamo Shrine & Shimogamo Shrine, 17:30~ (At Kamigamo Shrine, sake and dumplings will be given away to the first 300 people to arrive.)
Kyoto Botanical Garden, 18:30~20:30 (event to see full moon by astronomical telescope)

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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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