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.
This is the festival giving thanks for the rich harvest of Kitano-Tenmengu Shrine which is famous for a every 25th flea market in autumn. Two portable shrines are made from the taro stalks.
This is a unique kyogen which is famous throughout Japan. The performers wear masks, and perform silently but with exaggerated gestures. 5 performances are held every day.
This is an annual festival of a rustic and tranquil shrine located near the east side of the Imperial Palace. You can see the traditional Shinto music and dance on the sacred Shinto stage.
October 15th, Maiko welcome the guests at the entrance of the castle. October 15th ~ 22nd, Castle tour while riding on Jinrikisha rickshaw (Limited to only 10 pairs on weekdays and 20 pairs on weekends) October 15th ~ November 13th, Display of chrysanthemum arrangements. October 24th ~ 27th, Seiryuen Garden special opening October 28th ~ [...]
You can see the bravery of traditional archery in the approach to the shrine. English explanation will be available.
In ancient time, the custom was to select one princess to serve the god of ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture where the first god of Japan had been born. This princess was called “Saigu“. She departed Kyoto from Nonomiya Shrine with followers and then purified herself at the Oi River on the way to Ise [...]
This shrine is connected to Ise jingu Shrine in Wakayama, located in the Higashiyama mountain area of “Kyoto Circuit Trail”. You can see a traditional Shinto ritual on these days in a countrified atmosphere. For more detail, see “Green Tours” page!