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"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!

May 17th

Mifune Festival

People in Imperial costumes on boats play court music, read Japanese poetry, and more at Kurumazaki-jinjya Shrine. The procession starts at the shrine towards the Oi-river, and then embarks on boats, and shows the Imperial amusement of the olden days. This festival originally for the Emperor dates back over 1000 years.

Festival at the shrine : 12:00~
Procession : 13:00~
Boat riding : 14:00~15:30

  • 13:00~15:00
  • Kurumazaki Shrine (Arashiyama area)
  • 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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