Event Schedule

January

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Kemari Hajime New Year's Ball Game

Kemari is a traditional Japanese ball-kicking game played in t...

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Fude Hajime and Tenma-gaki New Year's Calligraphy

The deity of the shrine, Michizane Sugawara, was a talented ca...

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Karuta Hajime New Year's Card Game

Women dressed in the gorgeous Juni-hitoe (Heian-period costume...

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New Year's Hatsu Kobo

Every month on the 21st is the day of this large scale market ...

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New Year's Six Amida Visiting

The first visit of six Amida-related temples. The tradition is...

February

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Setsubun Ceremony at Heian Shrine

Daina-no-Gi is a rerecreation of what was known as the Tsuina ...

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Baika-sai Plum Festival

February 25th is the memorial day of Michizane Sugawara, a Hei...

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Welcoming Happiness Daikon-daki Ceremony

Sanzen-in Temple is nestled away in the rural Ohara region, an...

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Setsubun Ceremony at Mibu Temple

Several Buddhist ceremonies will be held during the ceremony. ...

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Godairikison Nin-o Ceremony

There are five statues of bodhisattva in the hall on the top o...

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Kyoto Restaurant Winter Special 2017

For a limited time, around 198 participating restaurants will ...

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Kyoto Marathon 2017

Kyoto Marathon 2017 will be held on Sunday, February 19.

March

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Kyoto Higashiyama Hana Touro (Lighting Up) 2017

This is an early spring event of Kyoto. For approximately 5 km...

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Highlight of Plum Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine

This shrine is a famous plum viewing spot which enshrines Mich...

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Hanezu Odori Dance and Plum Blossom Viewing

Children in traditional costumes sing and dance in this celebr...

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Nagashi-bina

At Mitarashi River in the shrine precinct, the small straw-mad...

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The 65th Kitano Odori

The dance performance will be started on the same day with Kit...

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Sagano Sightseeing Tram Ride

The Sagano Sightseeing Tram route (7.3km) runs from Saga Stati...

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Cherry Blossom Light-up at Nijo-jo Castle

About 200 cherry blossom trees, the garden and pathway will be...

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Special Visits to Temples & Shrines, Light-up at Shoren-in

We hope you will enjoy your visit!
Please don't forget to be considerate of the locals and other travelers while you are here.