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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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Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama

July 1 (Sat.) - Aug. 31 (Thurs.) Boat ride: 19:00-21:00 (shared-boat departure time: 19:00 & 20:00) *No operation on Aug. 16 (Wed.) Sep. 1 (Fri.) - Sep. 23 (Sat., national holiday.) Boat ride: 18:30-20:30 (shared-boat departure time: 18:30 & 19:30) (18:30, 19:30 after Sept. 1)

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Jidai Matsuri Festival

Oct. 22 (Sun.) *Postponed in case of rain; the procession departs from Gosho (Kyoto Imperial Palace) at noon.

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Kiyomizu Pottery Festival

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Flower Park Cosmos Garden

Early Sept. - mid-Oct.

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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Japanese Calligraphy

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Origami (Paper folding)

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Taiko Drumming

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Kimono/Yukata

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Accommodations

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New Miyako Hotel

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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Shrines & Temples

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Daitoku-ji Temple

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Kamigamo-jinja Shrine

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Kyoto Imperial Palace

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Koryu-ji Temple

Helpful Information

Latest News

September 17, 2017 10:00

An important message for people visiting Kyoto and surrounding areas today.

From today, September 16 – tomorrow, Sep 17, a Typhoon will be hitting this part of Japan. We expect heavy rains, strong winds, and lightning. There will be a risk of flooding, rivers overflowing t...

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September 14, 2017 10:00

Inheriting Japan Art Gallery (Rimpa School, Jakuchu, and Anime) 「ぼくらが日本を継いでいく」

You are invited to explore a collection bringing together your favorite anime characters with the paintings of famed Kyoto artist, Ito Jakuchu, and artists of the Rimpa School. This collection was ...

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September 12, 2017 10:00

Bonsai Exhibition in Nijo-jo Castle “KYOSAI”

2017 was accepted as World Bonsai Year at the 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama, and as the Agency of Cultural Affairs, which is in charge of the protection of cultural properties and promotio...

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