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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.


October 22nd

Jidai matsuri Festival and Kurama Hi matsuri Festival

October is a month of change in Kyoto; text by Steve Cooke The weather changes from the balmy late summer of S […]


October 8th ~ 10th

Mibu Kyogen

This is a unique kyogen which is famous throughout Japan. The performers wear masks, and perform silently but […]


October 10th

Nashinoki Shrine Autumn Festival

This is an annual festival of a rustic and tranquil shrine located near the east side of the Imperial Palace. […]


October 15th ~ November 23rd

Nijo Castle Autumn Festival (Autumn Festa 2011)

October 15th, Maiko welcome the guests at the entrance of the castle. October 15th ~ 22nd, Castle tour while r […]


October 16th

Kasakake Shinji Event (Archery on horseback)

You can see the bravery of traditional archery in the approach to the shrine. English explanation will be avai […]


October 16th

Saigu procession

In ancient time, the custom was to select one princess to serve the god of ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture where […]


October 16th & 17th

Himukai-daijingu Shrine Festival

This shrine is connected to Ise jingu Shrine in Wakayama, located in the Higashiyama mountain area of “K […]


October 20th ~ 22nd

Antique Festival on Teramachi Street

Teramachi Street (between Marutamachi and Oike), located to the south of the Imperial Park, is lined with many […]


October 31st ~ November 6th

Imperial Palace open to public

It is a good chance in autumn to enter without a reservation or your passport. It’s free of charge.


Hassaku-sai Festival

This annual festival is held to encourage a rich harvest and happy life. A women’s mikoshi (portable shr […]


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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