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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 ~ September 15th

“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 close to Arashiyama Station. And also, the ukai sightseeing boats are available.

  • 19:00-21:00
  • Oi River at the Arashiyama area
  • ¥1700, ¥1500 if you wear yukata.
  • Arashiyama area, take the Randen line or JR line and get off at Arashiyama Station.

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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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