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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.

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February 25th, Thursday

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Plum Festival

The plum festival is held to commemorate the death of S […]

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January 1st (thu) ~ 3rd Sat)

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New Year’s Holidays

Three days during New Year’s holidays are the mos […]

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January 3rd (sun)

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Karuta-hajime Festival

This is the annual event of New Year which women dresse […]

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January 4th (mon)

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Kemari-hajime Festival

You can see the old style football game performed by me […]

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January 8th (fri) ~12th (tue)

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Hatsu-Ebisu Festival

The god of business is enshrined at this shrine. Many p […]

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January 21st (thu) & 25th (mon)

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“Hatsu-Kobo” & “Hatsu-Tenjin” -First market at temple and shrine of the year

This is the two first markets of the year which offer b […]

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December 25th (fri)

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The last Tenjin-san Market of the year

This is the last antique market of the year called Shim […]

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December 5th (sat) & 6th (sun)

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Daikondaki Radish Boiling

December 8th is the memorial day when the Buddha Shakam […]

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December 13th (sun) ~ 31st (thu)

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Nenbutsu Dance Ritual at the end of the year

Nenbutsu, thinking of the Buddha, is a kind of chant in […]

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December 21st (mon)

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The last Kobo-san Market of the year

This is the last antique market of the year held at Toj […]

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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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