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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.


October 10th (Fri)

Nashinoki Shrine Autumn Festival

This is an annual festival of a rustic and tranquil shrine located near the east side of the Imperial Palace. […]


July 1st (Tue) ~ September 15th (Mon) (no service on Aug.16th)

“Ukai” Cormorant Fishing

This is a traditional way of fishing dating from the 8th century. You can watch from the banks of the Oi River […]


July 1st (Tue) ~ August 15th(Fri)

Tanabata Illumination

You might come across the small bamboo trees with paper decorations, on which Japanese people write their wish […]


July 28th (Mon)

Fire Festival

About 40 yamabushi mountain ascetics burn talismans and walk across fire to drive out serious disease and to b […]


June 6th, Friday

Heian Shrine Garden Public Opening

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


April 20th

Inarisai Festival

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine is famous for a thousand of red Shinto gates to the top of mountain. This shrine i […]


March 27th ~ May 6th

Boat sailing in the SAKURA season

You can enjoy SAKURA viewing from the boat in the Okazaki area, where Heian Shrine and historical museum are l […]


February 11th, Tuesday (holiday)

Nanakusa-gayu Event

Haru-no-nanakusa (the seven spring herbs) are grown in Jonangu Shrine’s garden, and said to be purify th […]


February 23rd, Sunday

Sake Festival

The Fushimi area, about 15 minutes train-ride to the south of the Kyoto station area, is the historical sake b […]


October 31st ~ November 4th

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.


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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