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Event Schedule

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


Kifune Festival

June 1 (Wed.)


Takekiri-e Bamboo Cutting Ritual

June 20 (Mon.) From 14:00


Machiya Townhouse Summer Visit - Seasonal Renewal of Machiya Townhouse -

June 1 (Wed.) - Sept. 30 (Fri.) 9:00-17:00


The 65th Kyoto Antique Fair

June 24 (Fri.) - 26 (Sun.) 10:00-17:00 (until 16:00 on the last day)

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Latest News

May 16, 2016 10:00

The booking website for Kyoto Takigi-Noh is open!

The tickets are available for purchase at the following booking website. Kyoto Takigi-Noh, an early summer special event, started in 1950 being co-sponsored by Kyoto City and the Kyoto Noh Associ...


April 28, 2016 10:00

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

The tickets are available for purchase at the following booking website. Experience Kyoto's iconic Aoi Matsuri parade will be held on May 15th. You can watch ancient Kyoto before your very eyes! T...


March 22, 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...