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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!

Kyo-no-Tanabata Festival

Kyo-no-Tanabata Festival

Various events will be held on two riverbanks, the Horikawa Stream and the Kamo River.
The Horikawa Stream (Oike ~ Ichijo-modoribashi) on 5th-11th : A Milky Way created by LED and lighting Nishijin-ori textile will be displayed. Various events will be held. Such as Nijo Castle illumination (2nd-14th), a Kimono-Show at Nishijin-ori Textile Center, a workshop of Yuzen dying etc.
The Kamo River ( Shijo ~ Oike) on 5th-11th : LED bamboo with paper decorations and bamboo lanterns will be displayed on the riverbank. Projection mapping, a new projection technology, will also be shown on the riverbank. Maiko will serve some tea and dessert at a special cafe on Ponto-cho Street beside the river. (17:30-20:30, entrance fee is required.)

Kitanotenmangu Shrine on 5th-16th: Shrine illumination from sunset to 21:00.

Umekoji Park on 4th-13th: various events such as cultural workshop etc. and food booths.

Okazaki Park on 11th-13th: Food booths and music events from 19:00-21:00.

  • August 2nd ~ 16th, 19:00-21:30
  • Nijo Castle, Horikawa Stream, Kamo River, Kitanotenmangu Shrine, Umekoji Park & Okazaki Park

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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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