Inoko Festival

What Is Inoko Festival? Inoko Festival is a Shinto ritual of Go-o Shrine that is annually held on November 1st. Go-o Shrine is situated just across Karasuma Street from Kyoto Imperial Palace. The shrine is […]


 Jidai Matsuri

 Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) is known as one of the three main festivals of the city of Kyoto, together with Gion Matsuri and Aoi Matsuri. It is held by Heian Shrine from October […]


Gozan no Okuribi (Daimonji)

Annual Event with Five Mountains August 16th is a special day in Kyoto. In the evening, giant bonfires are lit calmly on five mountains. These mountains are collectively called ‘gozan‘ and this event is formally […]


Ume Blossom Festival (Kitano Tenmangu Shrine)

Do You Know Ume Blossom Festival of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine? As a respect to Sugawara no Michizane who is well known as a deity of learning, Ume Blossom Festival (Japanese: Baika-sai) is annually held at […]