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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 visitors can enjoy a green and healthy stay and save money as well!

July 1st (Sun) ~ 31st (Tue)
Gion Matsuri Festival

Gion-Matsuri Festival is a festival of Yasaka Shrine located in eastern Gion, which started in the 9th century. It was originally held to drive away the evil spirits.


November 3rd, Sunday

Kyoto International Community House Open day

Some events such as a flea market, movie showing, international food party and more are held. You can also enj […]


November 10th, Sunday

The colored Maple Festival

Arashiyama is a nice area to see beautiful scenery of colored maple leaves. Around the Togetsu-kyo bridge, you […]


November 23rd ~ December 1st

The pottery fair & Maple festival

You can enjoy a lot of Kyoto pottery while seeing the colored maple leaves between Tofuku-ji Temple and Senyu- […]


October 19th ~ 24th

Nijo Castle Autumn Festival (Autumn Festa 2013)

October 19th, Maiko welcome the guests at the entrance of the castle. October 19th ~ 26th, Castle tour while r […]


September 19th

Japanese garden open to the public

This is a good opportunity to see the Japanese pond garden of Heian-jingu Shrine in which the autumn flowers a […]


July 1st ~ September 16th (No operation on Aug.16th)

“Ukai” Cormorant Fishing

This is a traditional way of fishing dating from the 8th century. You can watch from the banks of the Oi River […]


August 9th

“Hanabi” Japanese Fireworks Festival

Hanabi is a symbol of summer night entertainment. 7,000 hanabi will light up the sky around Uji river. In case […]


July 13th ~ August 4th

Kanren-e Event

July is the best month to see lotus flowers. Hokongo-in Temple where about 80 kinds of lotus bloom, opens earl […]


Kaminari-yoke Festival

This is an annual festival to pray for protection from thunder and fire and also for a rich harvest. The talis […]


Hydrangea Festival at Sanzen-in

Sanzen-in Temple in Ohara, north part of Kyoto City, opens their garden to public until July 9. You can enjoy […]


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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