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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 2015 Highlight events in Kyoto

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro 2016 -Night time illumination-

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro 2016 -Night time illumination-

This is one of recent-started biggest events of Kyoto in winter. The high season of a travel destination Kyoto […]


December 25th (fri)

The last Tenjin-san Market of the year

This is the last antique market of the year called Shimai-tenjin at Kitano-tenmangu Shrine. Tenjin-san Market […]


December 5th (sat) & 6th (sun)

Daikondaki Radish Boiling

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


December 13th (sun) ~ 31st (thu)

Nenbutsu Dance Ritual at the end of the year

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


December 21st (mon)

The last Kobo-san Market of the year

This is the last antique market of the year held at Toji Temple. Kobo-san Market is the most popular market fo […]


December 31st (thu)

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 […]


December 31st (thu)

Joya-no-kane Event

You may hear the sound of bells ringing for about 15 minutes before midnight at new year. This is called &#822 […]


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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