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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!

December 31st (thu)

Joya-no-kane Event

You may hear the sound of bells ringing for about 15 minutes before midnight at new year. This is called “Joya-no-kane”. The priest of temples ring the bell 108 times before starting the new year to said to clear the person’s 108 worldly desires of this year. You can join this event at some temples below.

Gion area : Kennin-ji, Choraku-ji, Koudai-ji etc.
Kyoto Station area : Tofuku-ji, Chishakuin etc.
Arashiyama area : Tenru-ji, Daikaku-ji , Jojyakko-ji etc.

  • 23:45~
  • Chion-in Temple
  • 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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