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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.

July 2011 Highlight events in Kyoto

July1st ~ 31st

Gion Matsuri Festival

Gion-Matsuri Festival is a festival of Yasaka Shrine located in eastern Gion, which started in the 9th century […]


July 1st ~ August 15th

Tanabata Illumination

You might come across the small bamboo trees with paper decorations, on which Japanese people write their wish […]


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 […]


July 9th ~ 31st

Kanren-e Event

July is the best month to see lotus flowers. Hokongo-in Temple where about 80 kinds of lotus bloom, opens earl […]


July 21st ~ 24th

Mitarashi-Matsuri Festival

You can join this ceremony which originated from the ritual purification in ancient times. While wading in the […]


July 23rd & 24th

Motomiyasai Festival

This shrine is famous for good fortune in business, as well as its tunnel of countless red Shinto gates leadin […]


July 25th

Stewed Pumpkin Services

Eating pumpkin in summer is said to protect people from illness. In Anraku-ji Temple located at the entrance o […]


July 28th

Fire Festival

About 40 yamabushi mountain ascetics burn talismans and walk across fire to drive out serious disease and to b […]


July 31st ~ August 1st

Sennichi Mairi Pilgrimage to Mt. Atago

This is an annual spiritual event in which thousands of pilgrims climb Mt. Atago altitude 924m, located on the […]


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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