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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!

June 18th

Hojo-e event

Hojo-e is a Buddhist event in which living things are set free and the killing of them is remonstrated against. About 1000 fireflies will be released into the sky on this day. You can enjoy an amazing scene in the garden of this temple and realize the preciousness of life. A duo with violin and viola will also perform.

19:00 ~ 21:00, ¥800 (including the entry fee of the temple)

Take a Kyoto City bus no.28 and get off at Daikakuji Bus stop, or 15 min walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station.

  • 19:00 ~ 21:00
  • Daikaku-ji Temple
  • 800 (including the entry fee of the temple)

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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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