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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.


June 1st

Kaminari-yoke Festival

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


June 3th

Heian Shrine Garden Public Opening

This is a good opportunity to see this beautiful Japanese garden of 2,000 blooming “kakitsubata” a […]


June 10th

Taue-sai Rice planting Festival

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine enshrines the God for rice harvest. This is an annual event for a rich harvest of […]


June 15th ~ 30th

Summer camellia Viewing

Torin-in Temple in Myoshin-ji Temple ground is famous for a garden scene in which a lot of camellias have fall […]


June 18th

Hojo-e event

Hojo-e is a Buddhist event in which living things are set free and the killing of them is remonstrated against […]


June 17th ~ 19th

Antique Grand Market

About 350 antique dealers will display their shops’ booths at this biggest antique event in Western Japa […]


June 20th

Takekirie Bamboo Cutting Ritual

Kurama-dera Temple, located at the top of sacred Mt. Kurama, holds this historical ritual every June. Two team […]


June 30th

Nagoshi-no-harai Ritual

This is an ancient Japanese purification to pray for our health in the remainder of the year. It is said that […]


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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