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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.


Matchmaking: Tanabata Festival at Machiya in Nishijin

July 1 (Sat.) - 7 (Fri.) *On the 7th (Fri.): From 12:00-17:00


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.


Oharame Festival

2 weeks of Late April - early May (TBA)


Keiryo-yuka in Shozan

April 28 (Fri.) - Sept. 30 (Sat.) (TBA)

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.


Flower Arrangement


Zen Meditation


Origami (Paper folding)


Tea Ceremony

Our Partners



Co-op Inn Kyoto


Sumiya Ryokan


Hearton Hotel Kyoto


Hotel Grand Bach Kyoto

Shrines & Temples


Gio-ji Temple


Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion)


Koryu-ji Temple


Kozan-ji Temple

Helpful Information

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

Tourist's View onon instagram

What shot captures your visit to Kyoto? Share your photos with the #kyototrip
and yours could be posted on the Kyoto Official Travel Website!

Latest News

May 16, 2017 12:00

OMIYAGE (gifts / souvenirs) recommended by LOCAL KYOTO RESIDENTS

You can buy omiyage (gifts/souvenirs) as a memory of your trip or for friends and family members back home. There are many different gifts that you can purchase in Kyoto, one of Japan’s top tourist...


May 08, 2017 12:00

The booking website for Kyoto Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) is open!

Experience Kyoto's iconic Aoi Matsuri parade will be held on May 15th. You can watch ancient Kyoto before your very eyes! The Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) is one of Kyoto's Three Great Festival...


April 28, 2017 10:00

Convenient Luggage Service between Kansai Airport Station and Kyoto City making sightseeing without the worry of luggage possible!

*Overview Kyoto is 90 minutes from the Kansai International Airport by the Kansai-Airport Express Haruka train. Wouldn’t it be convenient to start sightseeing as soon as you arrive in Kyoto? Curre...