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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.


December 13th & 14th

Kyoto Cuisine Festival

You can enjoy the various tastes of artistic Kyoto cuisine. Events such as a demonstration of Japanese knives […]


December 13th ~ 31st

Nenbutsu Dance Ritual

Nenbutsu, thinking of the Buddha, is a kind of chant incantation. It is performed everyday during the term. Fu […]


December 9th ~ 18th

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro 2011

About 5km of the road between Togetsu Bridge and Nison-in Temple in Arashiyama will be illuminated with 2500 l […]


December 31st

Okera-mairi Event

This is the most famous event on New Year’s eve. You can buy a rope, and light it on fire. People bring […]


December 31st

Joya-no-kane Event

You may hear the sound of bells ringing for about 15 minutes before midnight at new year. This is called &#822 […]


November 1st

Inoko-sai Festival

Go-jinja Shrine, located to the west of the Imperial Palace grounds, was built in the Heian era (8th century). […]


November 3rd

Kyokusui-no-utage Ceremony

You can see the reenactment of an elegant poetry game in the Heian period by people in imperial costumes. We r […]


November 3rd

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 8th

Ohitaki-sai Event

This is a thanksgiving event for the rice harvest at this head shrine of Inari shrines throughout Japan. Three […]


November 13rd

The colored Maple Festival

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


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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