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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.


Zuiki Festival

Oct. 1 (Sat.) - 5 (Wed.)


Jidai Matsuri Festival

Oct. 22 (Sat.) *Postponed in case of rain


Hogon-in Temple

Mid Nov. - mid Dec. (TBA) Open: 17:30-20:15


Kiri-bi Festival at Hinomiko Shrine

Dec. 31 (Sat.)

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.


Tea Ceremony


Zen Meditation


Flower Arrangement


Dressing up as a Samurai or Maiko

Our Partners



Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto


Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto


Ryokan Kohro


Hotel Kintetsu Kyoto Station

Shrines & Temples


Sanzen-in Temple


Chion-in Temple


Mt.Hiei-zan Enryaku-ji Temple


Taizou-in Temple

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Latest News

October 24, 2016 10:00

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...


October 24, 2016 10:00

The Kyocera Museum of Art to Feature Special Exhibition “Court Culture in Early-Modern Kyoto: Scenes of Court Enthronement Culture”

Since the Heian capital was established in 794, the imperial court has cultivated a graceful tradition as a cultural hub. The essence of the court culture culminates in the enthronement of the Empe...


October 07, 2016 10:00

The official booking website for the Jidai Matsuri Festival is opened!

Special viewing seat tickets* (2,050 yen) are available for purchase at the following official booking website! The Jidai Matsuri Festival is one of Kyoto’s famous three great festivals, together ...