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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!

Strolling around the Kamigamo Shrine area

Strolling around the Kamigamo Shrine area

September, the beginning of autumn, is a nice season to walk along the Kamo River.Especially, around the upstream of the river looks cool and refreshing.
GTK recommends you to walk around the north part of Kamo River, in particular, the Kamigamo Shrine area.

On September 9th, a unique event will be held in the shrine ground. This is one of the five celebrations for the changing season in Japan, also called “Chrysanthemum Festival“. You can see a unique sumo game by children, and also a chrysanthemum sake will be served. This sake is said to good for keeping our health.

The east surrounding of Kamigamo Shrine is called Shake-cho (社家町), literally means the town of the residences for a Shinto priest, and recognized as a traditional building property. The appearance of the residence located along the river looks like a Samurai residence but the parts of inside feature the temple architecture. Approximately 20 residences remain (over 300 in the Edo Era) and some of them open their rooms and gardens to the public.

  • September 9th (sat), 10:00
  • 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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