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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.

June 2012 Highlight events in Kyoto

June 1st

Heian Shrine Garden Public Opening

This is a good opportunity to see this beautiful Japanese garden of 2,000 blooming kakitsubata irises and shob […]


June 1st

Kibune Shrine Festival

This is a classic ceremony for giving thanks at Kibune Shrine, which enshrines the God of water. People carry […]


June 1st

Kaminari-yoke Festival

This is an annual festival to pray for protection from thunder and fire and also for a rich harvest. The talis […]


June 10th

Taue-sai Rice planting Festival

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, well-known as having thousands of red Shinto gates, enshrines the God for rice ha […]


June 10th ~ July 9th

Hydrangea Festival at Sanzen-in

Sanzen-in Temple in Ohara, north part of Kyoto City, opens their garden to public until July 9. You can enjoy […]


June 16th

Hojo-e event

Hojo-e is a Buddhist event in which living things are set free and the killing of them is remonstrated against […]


June 20th

Takekirie Bamboo Cutting Ritual

Kurama-dera Temple, located at the top of sacred Mt. Kurama, holds this historical ritual every June. Two team […]


June 22nd ~ 24th

Antique Grand Market

About 350 antique dealers will display their shops’ booths at this biggest antique event in Western Japa […]


June 30th

Nagoshi-no-harai Ritual

This is an ancient Japanese purification to pray for our health in the remainder of the year. It is said that […]


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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