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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 10th, Wednesday

Taue-sai Rice planting Festival

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, well-known as having thousands of red Shinto gates, enshrines the God for rice ha […]


June 20th, Saturday

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, Tuesday

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 […]



Aoi Matsuri Festival

It is May in Kyoto and the cherry blossoms of April have scattered, making way for fresh green leaves to blank […]


May 3rd ~ 12th

Pre-festival events of Aoi Festival

Yabusame-shinji Ritual May 3rd, 13:00-15:30 @Shimogamo Shrine This is a powerful ceremony to purify the route […]


May 3rd, Sunday

Uesaku-sai, Kurama Full moon Festival

On the night of the May full moon, the festival called “Uesaku-sai” is held to pray for the happin […]


May 17th

Mifune Festival

People in Imperial costumes on boats play court music, read Japanese poetry, and more at Kurumazaki-jinjya Shr […]


April 29th (wed)

Kyokusui no En

You can see an elegant poetry game by people dressed in traditional Heian period kimono at a beautiful garden […]


January 2nd (fri) ~ 4th (sun)

Fudehajime-sai Festival

This is the event called Kakizome, the special New Year Calligraphy. Sugawara Michizane who is enshrined at Ki […]


October 24th ~ November 5th

Oharame Festival

Ohara is in the northern part of Kyoto City. But there are a lot of fields for rice and vegetables and mountai […]


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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