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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-sai Event

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.

Ohitaki Festival at other shrines :
Kibune jinja Shrine, November 7th 11:00~, take Eiden line at Demachi-yanagi Station and get off at Kibune.
Ebisu jinja Shrine, November 16th 14:00~, 3 minutes south walk from Gion-shijo Station of Keihan line.
Koryu-ji Temple, November 22nd 9:00~, Uzumasa-koryuji-mae Bus stop of Kyoto City Bus no. 71, 72 or 73.
Kenkun jinja Shrine, November 23rd 11:00~, Kenkun-jinja-mae Bus stop of Kyoto City Bus no. 206.

  • 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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