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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!

Hydrangea viewing

Hydrangea viewing

We could say June is the month of hydrangea.
Especially in Japan, there is much rain this month, so we can see a beautiful scene with hydrangea leaves wet in the rain.
GTK choose one temple, Mimurotoji to see 10,000 hydrangea trees in the Uji area, southern part of Kyoto.
Uji is famous for the Tale of Genji, Byodo-in Temple.
(check the detail of the Uji area, see the plan in May here:

When you visit Mimurotoji, GTK recommends to start walking from Manpukuji Temple.
Maupukuji belongs to the Obaku sect of Zen Buddhism, and its appearance and interior have Chinese atmosphere.

After Manpukuji, you can enjoy walking around the local Uji town to Mimurotoji.
Please check the route on the website of Keihan Railway:

After enjoying the hydrangea garden in the Mimurotoji ground, you can stop by Byodoin Temple or Ujigami Shrine on the way to JR Uji Station or Keihan Uji Station.

  • ¥500 for Mimurotoji, ¥500 for Manpukuji

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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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