Hiina Matsuri Festival (Ichihime Shrine)

Hiina Matsuri Festival is a traditional festival of Ichihime Shrine in Kyoto. It is annually held on March 3rd, which is Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day (Japanese: Hina Matsuri). On this day, a family with […]


 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 […]

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Gion Matsuri (Mikoshi-arai)

Gion Matsuri, one of three great festivals in Japan, takes place in Kyoto annually from July 1st to 31st. Various events are held during the festival, and the highlights are Yoiyama on the 16th (in […]


Aoi Matsuri

If you are in Kyoto in May, you must go to Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), one of the three main festivals of the city of Kyoto. The main attraction is an elegant procession of people […]


Ume Festival (in Aodani, Kyoto)

Do you know ume? It’s a Japanese apricot. There is Ume Festival at Aodani Ume Grove, the largest place to enjoy ume blossoms in Kyoto. Ume Festival is held every year from late February to […]