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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.

May 2015 Highlight events in Kyoto


Aoi Matsuri Festival

It is May in Kyoto and the cherry blossoms of April have scattered, making way for fresh green leaves to blank […]


May 3rd ~ 12th

Pre-festival events of Aoi Festival

Yabusame-shinji Ritual May 3rd, 13:00-15:30 @Shimogamo Shrine This is a powerful ceremony to purify the route […]


May 3rd, Sunday

Uesaku-sai, Kurama Full moon Festival

On the night of the May full moon, the festival called “Uesaku-sai” is held to pray for the happin […]


May 17th

Mifune Festival

People in Imperial costumes on boats play court music, read Japanese poetry, and more at Kurumazaki-jinjya Shr […]


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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