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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.


September 9th

Chouyou-no-sekku Ceremony & Karasu-sumo game

This is one of the five celebrations for the changing season in Japan, also called “Chrysanthemum Festiv […]


September 10th ~ 12th

Full moon viewing events

Photo : Shimogamo Shrine Japanese people have been attached to the moon, especially the autumn full moon. In a […]


September 15th

Yoshitsune Festival

Kurama-dera Temple is famous for a legend about Tengu, an imaginary long-nosed goblin. It is said that Tengu t […]


September 19th

The 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 […]


September 17th ~ 19th

Hagi Festival

Nashinoki Shrine is the best temple to enjoy the Japanese autumn flower Hagi. You can also see the traditional […]


July 1st ~ September 15th

“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 6th ~ 15th

Kyo-no-Tanabata Festival

Various events will be held on two riverbanks, the Horikawa Stream and the Kamo River. The Horikawa Stream (Oi […]


August 7th ~ 10th

Pottery Fair

You can enjoy about 500 booths of Japanese pottery on Gojo street between Kawabata st. and Higashioji st. It&# […]


August 7th ~ 16th

Obon Events

Every year Japanese people have a custom to welcome our ancestors back from the hereafter on or around August […]


July1st ~ 31st

Gion Matsuri Festival

Gion-Matsuri Festival is a festival of Yasaka Shrine located in eastern Gion, which started in the 9th century […]


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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