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

May 08 , 2017

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 Festivals, along with the Jidai and Gion Matsuri festivals. The Aoi Matsuri takes its name from the hollyhock flowers, symbols of protection, which are draped over the participants, human and animal alike, in the parade. Following the route from the old Imperial Castle Gardens to the paired Kamo Shrines, this festival traces its roots back to the Heian period, and bring the ancient styles back to life for a vibrant day!

The tickets are available for purchase at the following booking website.