Best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) In Kyoto-shi

Here're best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) in Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. We released a ranking of reviews about Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Kyoto-shi.

Best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) In Kyoto-shi [1-10]


Kiyomizu-dera Temple


Kiyomizu Stage Harmonising With A Lighten Up Red Maple Leaves

A Japanese saying, leap down from a stage of Kiyomizu (means a leap in the dark to do something) was derived from here. You can see the fine view of the city.


Gion Matsuri Festival


Japanese Summer Festival Since 1150 Years Ago, For Which 200 Thousand People Get Together Every Year

You can enjoy Gion-bayashi (traditional festival music), Yamahoko floats that are hardly seen, and food stalls! The main Shijo Street becomes pedestrian precinct from Horikawa to Higashi-Oji.


An Eve Of Gion Festival, One Of The Three Biggest Festivals In Japan

Kyoto's summer event 'Gion Matsuri' and its eve would come most alive. Lightened floats and lanterns, and the fantastic sounds make the festival more alive.◎On the eve 7/15-16, 18:00-23:00, some streets become pedestrian precinct and you can look closer. Many stalls open to make the festival alive.


Main Event Of Gion Festival! Floats Strolling

On 7/17, as many as 23 floats stroll the main street from Shijo Karasuma Street. These floats, admired as moving museums, are worth seeing. Enjoy summer festival in Kyoto.◎It starts 9:00 at Shijo Karasuma and goes around the area. Tsujimawashi, changing the direction at a crossing, is dynamic highlight!


Jyonangu Shrine


The Best Time To See Now! A Weeping Plum Tree In Full Bloom At The Grand Shrine Of Hoyoke

Plum blossoms tell us that spring comes soon and now is the best time to see. Here's Jyonan-gu shrine is famous for a weeping plum tree and has paid attention these days. Hoyoke means praying for the safety of travels, moving and so on.


Gradation Of Red, Yellow & Green A Little Before The Best Autumn Colors

Anyone can take pictures of beautiful reflections at Ruriko-in Temple. It gets very crowded on weekends, but it has worth visiting once in your life. The bus is available though, the train is better.


Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine


Rare Type! Oinari-san's Rare Oracle That Tells By Three Letters

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, thousands of torii gates are well-known, has a rare type of 'omikuji' (written oracle) that tells your fortune by three letters, not by ordinally two letters. If you pick rarer '大大吉 dai-dai-kichi' than '大吉 dai-kichi', you're very lucky! By the way, '末大吉 sue-dai-kichi' in my photo is in the fifth place, haha!


Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine


Kyo's Star Festival With Beautiful Contrast Of The Shrine & Bamboo Leaves

It's one of the sites of Kyo's (Kyoto's) Star Festival, which has been held eight times until this year. The bamboo leaves in the illuminated precinct are fantastic. You can enjoy quiet and cool atmosphere of summer.◎Kyo's Star Fastival is held on the lunar day of star festival. During the festival, various events are carried out at this shrine.


Tenryu Temple


Good Fortune By Mame-maki & Walking Around The Seven Deities! Setsubun-kai At A World Heritage Site

Here is not an ordinary Setsubun-kai, people walk around the pagodas of Zen Buddhism and gather the charms of the Seven Deities. There're many people with 'good luck bamboo grass' in their hands at the precinct. The sponsors throw roasted beans (mame-maki) and say 'in with fortune' (huku wa uchi). Let's take in lots of good fortune!


Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya Shrine)


Artistic Light Festival At A World Heritage, Shimogamo Shrine

Light Festival in Tadasu no Mori by TeamLab is held at a world heritage site in Kyoto, Shimogamo Shrine, from 8/17 to 9/2. The room produced by the arts of light, are very mysterious.