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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 you can enjoy a green and healthy stay and save money as well!

October 18th (Sun)

Saigu procession

In ancient time, the custom was to select one princess to serve the god of ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture where the first god of Japan had been born. This princess was called “Saigu“. She departed Kyoto from Nonomiya Shrine with followers and then purified herself at the Oi River on the way to Ise Shrine. Today you can see the reenactment of this procession.

  • 12:00~ (ceremony starts at 14:00.)
  • Nonomiya Shrine
  • Free

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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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