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This month's events

The temples and shrines in Kyoto have been keeping their rituals and events from the olden days.
They are traditional, sacred and a pleasant experience. We'd like to introduce them every month.
They are worth to visit during your stay.

December 2012 Highlight events in Kyoto

December 7th(Fri) & 8th(Sat)

Daikondaki Radish Boiling

December 8th is the memorial day when the Buddha Shakamuni achieved enlightenment. On both days, radishes will […]


December 8th(Sat)~ 17th(Mon)

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatoro 2012 -Night time illumination-

About 5km of the road between Togetsu-kyo Bridge and Nison-in Temple in Arashiyama will be illuminated with 25 […]


December 13th(Thu) & 14th(Fri)

Kyoto Cuisine Festival

You can enjoy the various tastes of artistic Kyoto cuisine. Events such as a demonstration of Japanese knives […]


December 13th(Thu)~ 30th(Sun)

Nenbutsu Dance Ritual

Nenbutsu, thinking of the Buddha, is a kind of chant incantation. It is performed everyday during the term. Fu […]


December 31st (Mon)

Okera-mairi Event

This is the most famous event on New Year’s eve. You can buy a rope, and light it on fire. People bring […]


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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