August 29 , 2017
Jidai Matsuri Festival is one of three Kyoto's most important festivals held in autumn. The procession starts with soldiers from the Bakumatsu (the end of the Edo period), proceeding Kyoto's main street playing flutes. The procession will be followed by the participants wearing each era's costume from the Edo period, Azuchi Momoyama, Yoshino, Muromachi, Kamakura, Fujiwara, then to Enryaku. A colorful, exotic costume party dedicated to the Old Capital's 1,100-year history from the 8th to 20th century.
The 2-km procession which consists of about 2,000 people (including 70 horses, 2 cows, horse cart and cow carriages) departs from the Imperial Palace and slowly makes its way through the streets of Kyoto taking about 2 hours. The fantastic range of authentic historical costumes worn by the participants will fascinate audience.
*For viewing the procession, the charged seats are recommended which will be set at the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Oike Street and Heian Jingu shrine.
Fee: 2,050 yen (TBA) (all seats reserved with brochure)
For more comfortable experience, reserved seats with English audio guide are recommended which will be set at Oike Street.
Fee: 3,500 yen (TBA) (all seats reserved with brochure)
Tickets are available for purchase at the following booking website: