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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!

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 wishes, during your stay in the beginning of July. This is a symbol of Tanabata festival. On these days, Kibune Shrine locatied on the northern area of Kyoto city, welcomes you with beautiful light-up, and traditional bamboo decorations. Kifune Water Festival is held on July 7th (Mon). You can see several ceremonies and traditional Shinto dance.

  • Sunset ~ 20:00 (~21:00 on weekends)
  • Kifune Shrine (get off at Kifune on Eiden line from Demachiyanagi.)
  • 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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