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!


Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Gardens


The Illumination That Appears In A Movie At The Oldest Prefectural Botanical Gardens

Opened in 1926, known as the oldest prefectural botanical gardens in Japan, it cherished by people in Kyoto and also tourists. In recent years, it opens during the nights and holds illumination event. In 2016, the scene appears in Japanese movie and get into the news.


Hogo-in Temple


Open Only In Spring & Autumn! Beautiful Lighting For Autumn Foliage

The autumn foliage of Arashiyama. Hogon-in Temple is usually closed, but it admits you to the garden only in spring and autumn. The autumn colored trees are lightened up at night and show us the different scenes from daytime.


Konoshima nimasu amateru mitama Shrine


Dipping Rite Begun Here! Mitarashi Festival Praying For A Perfect State Of Health

As for Mitarashi Festival, Shimogamo Shrine is well known, but Konoshima Shrine is older and the origin of it. Mototadasu Pond, usually dried up, is filled with ground water, and people pray for a perfect state of health by dipping their feet in it. Feel nice in the cool water!◎It's held on only one day of the Midsummer Day of the Ox. It's get crowded with people and street stalls. It's a small festival, but it's loved and held by the local people.


Atago Shrine


Late Summer Event 'Atago Old Street Lighting'

The event has held for more than 20 years in late summer. Along the Atado old main street from Seiryo-ji Temple to Atado Shrine, big, small and various lanterns are lightened and fantastic. They light the street softly.◎8/23-8/25 every year together with memorial ceremony of Adashino-nembutsu-ji Temple. As many as 800 lanterns drawn by students of art school and the local children are impressive.


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.