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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 2nd

Hassaku Festival

This annual festival is held to encourage a rich harvest and happy life. A women’s mikoshi (portable shrine) procession on the Togetsu Bridge is well-known as a highlight of this festival (start at 8:00 on the Katsura RIver). At 8:00, Hassaku sumo game will be played, and at 16:00, Sagano-rokusai chanting dance will be shown.

  • 8:00~
  • Matsuo-Taisha Shrine (take a city bus no.28 and get off at Matsuo-Taisha mae stop.)
  • Free

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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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