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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.

January 2016 Highlight events in Kyoto

Fortune Tour of 2018

Fortune tour of 2018

Happy New Year!! GTK suggests you to visit temples or shrines that enshrine lucky God for your happy new year. […]


Higashiyama Shichijo area

Higashiyama Shichijo area

GTK would like to recommend you to stroll around the Higashiyama Shichijo area especially in this season. Ther […]


January 1st (thu) ~ 3rd Sat)

New Year’s Holidays

Three days during New Year’s holidays are the most important and special days for Japanese people. Peopl […]


January 3rd (sun)

Karuta-hajime Festival

This is the annual event of New Year which women dressed in the Heian period court costumes play a traditional […]


January 4th (mon)

Kemari-hajime Festival

You can see the old style football game performed by men in court costumes at the shrine ground. The ball is m […]


January 8th (fri) ~12th (tue)

Hatsu-Ebisu Festival

The god of business is enshrined at this shrine. Many people who hope to do good business in the new year come […]


January 21st (thu) & 25th (mon)

“Hatsu-Kobo” & “Hatsu-Tenjin” -First market at temple and shrine of the year

This is the two first markets of the year which offer bigger scale shopping than usual with not only the antiq […]


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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