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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.


July 1st ~ August 15th

Tanabata Illumination

You might come across the small bamboo trees with paper decorations, on which Japanese people write their wish […]


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 […]


July 9th ~ 31st

Kanren-e Event

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


July 21st ~ 24th

Mitarashi-Matsuri Festival

You can join this ceremony which originated from the ritual purification in ancient times. While wading in the […]


July 23rd & 24th

Motomiyasai Festival

This shrine is famous for good fortune in business, as well as its tunnel of countless red Shinto gates leadin […]


July 25th

Stewed Pumpkin Services

Eating pumpkin in summer is said to protect people from illness. In Anraku-ji Temple located at the entrance o […]


July 28th

Fire Festival

About 40 yamabushi mountain ascetics burn talismans and walk across fire to drive out serious disease and to b […]


July 31st ~ August 1st

Sennichi Mairi Pilgrimage to Mt. Atago

This is an annual spiritual event in which thousands of pilgrims climb Mt. Atago altitude 924m, located on the […]


June 1st

Kibune Shrine Festival

This is a classic ceremony for giving thanks at Kibune Shrine. People carry a mikoshi (portable shrine) along […]


June 1st

Hydrangea Garden Opening

Mimuroto-ji Temple, called Hydrangea Temple, opens their garden to public until July 11. You can enjoy about 1 […]


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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