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Discover KYOTO

How do you enjoy in Kyoto?

Event Schedule

Kyoto is full of cultural, artistic, and nature related events throughout the year.
Please enjoy the various events and seasons of Kyoto.

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Aoi Festival

May 15 (Mon.) Kyoto Imperial Palace (start: 10:30) - Shimogamo Shrine (arrival: 11:40, start: 14:20) - Kamigamo Shrine (arrival: 15:30) *Postponed in case of rain. *Indicated times are when the head of the procession arrive at the place. *It takes about 1 hour for the entire procession pass one location.

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Public Green Tea Party

May 3 (Wed., national holiday) - 5 (Fri., national holiday) (TBA)

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Jukkoku-bune Boat Ride in Okazaki Park with Cherry Blossoms

Late Mar. - early May (TBA) - Operating Time (as of last year) 9:30-16:30 (boats depart every 15 minutes) *The boat will be operated until 20:30 during the cherry blossom season.

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The 68th Kyoto Takigi Noh Performance

June 1 (Thurs.) & 2 (Fri.) From 18:00

Experiences & Tours

There are many places where once can enjoy authentic Japanese cultural experiences in Kyoto. Please enjoy experiencing the traditional culture of Japan in the many traditional temples and sites which can be found only in Kyoto.

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Dressing up as a Samurai or Maiko

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Japanese Calligraphy

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Kimono/Yukata

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Zen Meditation

Our Partners

Accommodations

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Mikihan Ryokan

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

Heartonhotelkyoto

Hearton Hotel Kyoto

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New Miyako Hotel

Shrines & Temples

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Chion-in Temple

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Yoshimine-dera Temple

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Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion)

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Shimogamo-jinja Shrine

Helpful Information

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Information about special exhibitions of Kyoto's temples and other sites is posted regularly on our Instagram!

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Latest News

March 29, 2017 18:00

Special Nighttime Illumination at Kyoto State Guest House

Kyoto State Guest House has decided to extend the opening time. Night coming on, in the darkness of the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, the soft light floating throughout the sliding screens "Shoji" o...

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March 09, 2017 18:00

Purchase original Kyoto traditional craft goods on eBay!

Kyoto is a city renowned for its vast number of traditional crafts and industries that still survive to this day. Beautiful kimono, accessories, tea cups, stationary and more are still made using t...

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March 03, 2017 12:00

The new digital version of the “KYOTO MAP (for Tourist)” will make sightseeing in Kyoto even more fun!

The digital version of the “KYOTO MAP (for Tourist)” is filled with tourist spots all over Kyoto and can be viewed on smartphones, tablets and other devices. For people who are unfamiliar with Kyot...

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