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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.


April 6th (wed)~10th (sun)

Kyoto Imperial Palace open to the public

It is a special 5-days when you can enter the palace without your passport and any procedure. You can enjoy se […]


April 10th (sun)

Kamo Kyokusui no En

Kamigamo-jnjya Shrine, established in the 7th century, enshrines a god of thunder. Local people worship this s […]


April 10th (sun)

Oukasai Cherry Blossoms Festival

Hirano Shrine is famous for having about 400 beautiful cherry trees. You can see a gorgeous procession underne […]


April 10th (sun)

Taiko Hanami Gyoretsu Procession

About 150 people dressed in costumes of 16th century re-enact a cherry blossoms party held by famous Shogun &# […]


April 29th, Friday (holiday)

Kyokusui-no-utage ceremony

You can see the reenactment of an elegant poetry game and dance in the Heian period by people in imperial cost […]


April 29th (fri) ~ May 5th (thu)

Mibu Kyogen

This is a unique kyogen which is related to the Buddhism and famous throughout Japan. The performers wear mask […]


March 3rd (thu)

Nagashibina Event

To pray for the safety of children, straw hina dolls are set afloat on the river by women dressed in Heian per […]


March 3rd (thu)

Hina-matsuri Festival

You can see a unique Hina display with people dressing up in court costumes, not dolls! Another event, the mik […]


March 27th (Sun)

Hanezu Odori Dance

This dance celebrates the famous 8th century poetess, Ono-no-komachi. The dance features young girls in colorf […]


February 24th, Wednesday

Nento-sai Festival

This is the reenactment of the noble’s elegant play in the Heian era. You can go with the procession and […]


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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