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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!

September 23rd

Hagi Festival

Nashinoki Shrine is the best temple to enjoy the Japanese autumn flower Hagi. You can also see the traditional Shinto performances. Throughout the day there are many other events. Also this shrine is famous for the well for “Somei water” which is one of three sacred natural water in Kyoto. (For about the well of Nashinoki shrine, see this blog;

  • 10:00~
  • Nashinoki Shrine (North eastern part of Imperial Palace)
  • Free (If you will participate in the tea ceremony, ¥800 will be needed.)

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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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