Jidai Matsuri Festival
Kyoto's Takigi Noh theatre performances are one of the city's most popular events which is held in early summer. This performance was started in 1950 as a joint program of Kyoto City and Kyoto Nohgaku Association. In the early evening when the torch is started to lit, the vermillion lacquered Heian shrine pavilions will also lit-up, and the Noh stage will appear out of the gloom. This is a truly fantastic moment. On both days, three major Noh schools (Kanze, Kongo and Okura) will perform these slow-moving, mysterious plays on a special fire-lit, outdoor stage set up in Heian Shrine.
Heian Shrine If it rains, it will be held at ROHM Theatre Kyoto
June 1 (Thurs.) & 2 (Fri.) From 18:00
Access: Kyoto City Bus #5, 100 "Okazakikoen Bijutsukan/Heian Jingu-mae"
Tickets (as of last year): Advance: 4,000 yen
On the day: 5,000 yen
(Buy tickets via the website below)