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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.

March 2012 Highlight events in Kyoto

March 1st

Hinamatsuri -Girl’s day festival-

Hokyo-ji Temple is famous for its amazing doll collection. A special dance performance by tayu (special ranked […]


March 3rd

Nagashibina Event

To pray for the safety of children, straw hina dolls are set afloat on the river by women dressed in Heian per […]


March 3rd

Hina-matsuri Festival

You can see a unique Hina display with people dressing up in court costumes, not dolls! Another event, the mik […]


March 10th ~ 20th

Higashiyama Hanatoro -Night time illumination-

About 2500 Japanese lanterns between Higashiyama-sanjo and the Kiyomizu Temple area will lead you to a visiona […]


March 14th ~ 16th

Nehan-e Event

This is the commemoration of the Buddha’s death on February 14th. (the lunar calendar) Some Buddhism tem […]


March 15th ~ 17th & Apr.3rd

Seiryu-e Event

Seiryu, the blue dragon, is said to be alive in Kiyomizu Temple. People in traditional costume carry and parad […]


March 25th

Hanezu Odori Dance

This dance celebrates the famous 8th century poetess, Ono-no-komachi. The dance features young girls in colorf […]


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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