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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!

March 14th ~ 16th

Nehan-e Event

This is the commemoration of the Buddha’s death on February 14th. (the lunar calendar) Some Buddhism temples display the large scrolls, called “Nehan-zu” depicting the Buddha’s passing into Nirvana. They are magnificent and worthy to see.

Shinnyo-do Temple (真如堂)
March 1st ~ April 1st
The brilliant colored and big scroll painted in the 18th century is on display. Japanese crackers called a unique name “hanakuso-arare” are also served. ¥600
Take Kyoto City bus no.5 and get off at Shinnyodo-mae stop

Tofuku-ji Temple (東福寺)
March 14th ~ 16th
This temple’s scroll was painted by the famous Mincho in the Muromachi era. Sweet amazake is also served. Ryogin-an temple in the Tofuku-ji ground is open only during these 3 days. The unique and cool gardens of Ryogin-an designed by Shigemori Mirei are not to be missed. 9:00-15:30 ¥400
Tofukuji Station on JR line

Seiryo-ji Temple (清涼寺)
March 15th
This temple is located in the Saga area, west part of Kyoto City. The famous Saga Kyogen is held at the temple’s ground. (10:00~, free)
10 minutes walk from JR Saga-arashiyama Station

Sennyu-ji Temple (泉涌寺)
March 14th ~ 16:30
Nehan-zu of this temple (16m 18m) is the biggest scroll in Japan depicted in the Edo Era.

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Events Schedule

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  • 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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