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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 6th (sun)

Hassakusai Festival

This annual festival is held to encourage a rich harvest and happy life. A women’s mikoshi (portable shr […]


September 9th (wed)

Chouyou-no-sekku Ceremony

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


September 14th(mon), 15th (tue)

Seiryu-e Event

Seiryu, the blue dragon, is said to be alive in Kiyomizu Temple. People in traditional costume carry and parad […]


September 15th (tue)

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(sat) ~ 23rd(wed)

Hagi flower festival

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


July 7th (tue)

July 19th (sun) & 20th (mon, holiday)

Motomiya-sai Festival

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


July 19th (sun) ~ 26th (sun)

Mitarashi Matsuri Festival

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


July 25th (sat)

Shishigatani Pumpkin service

Cooked pumpkin is served for visitors as a way to keep illness away in the severe summer season. Temple’ […]


July 31st (fri) ~ August 1st midnight

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 […]


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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