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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!

November 8th

Ohitaki Festival

This is a thanksgiving event for the rice harvest at this head shrine of Inari shrines throughout Japan. Three large bonfires are lit and about 100,000 goma prayers sticks are burned. You can start hiking of the Kyoto circuit trail from this shrine.

Another temples where Ohitaki Festival will be held;
Kifune Shrine: November 7th, 11:00-12:00 (get off at Kifune Station on Eidan Line)
Ebisu Shrine: November 16th, 14:00~ (5 mins. from Gion-shijo Station on Keihan line)
Koryu-ji Temple: November 22nd, 9:00-16:30 (get off at Uzumasa-koryuji mae Stop of Kyoto bus no.71, 72 or73)

  • 13:00~
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
  • 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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