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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.


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)


Gion Festival

July 1 - 31


Manto-e at Daigo-ji Temple

Aug. 5 (Sat.) Sunset - 21:00


Seimei Festival

Sept. 22 (Fri.), 23 (Sat., national holiday)

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.


Dressing up as a Samurai or Maiko




Bus Tour


Tea Ceremony

Our Partners



Yoshikawa-Inn Tempura


Aranvert Hotel Kyoto


Takigawa Ryokan


Nishiyama Ryokan

Shrines & Temples


Manshu-in Temple


Daigo-ji Temple


Shimogamo-jinja Shrine


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!

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and yours could be posted on the Kyoto Official Travel Website!

Latest News

July 13, 2017 10:00

American travel magazine, Travel + Leisure has chosen Kyoto as the world’s #4 city in their yearly world’s best cities ranking!

American travel magazine, Travel + Leisure has chosen Kyoto as the world’s #4 city in their yearly world’s best cities ranking! Travel + Leisure is considered one of the world’s most influential tr...


July 12, 2017 12:00

Japanese Restaurant Reservation Service in Kyoto

“Washoku: Traditonal Dietary Cultures of the Japanese” was added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. The best places to experience washoku cul...


June 09, 2017 12:00

Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition at Nijo Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site) as Part of Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto

Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition will take place at Kyoto Art Center and Nijo Castle (the UNESCO World Heritage site) this Summer as part of a three-nation project "Culture City of East As...