Best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) In Kyoto-shi

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

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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.

Name

Gion Matsuri Festival

Address

Gion-machi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

8 min walk, from Gionshijo Station

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Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous spots for autumn leaves in Kyoto. I visited several places to light up the autumn leaves, but this place is a spot for autumn leaves that can only be said to be true.

Name

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Address

1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-551-1234

Hours

6:00-18:30

Fee

Adult 400 yen、Child 200 yen

How to get there

By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

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It's one of the three most famous festivals and said to be the oldest one in Kyoto. The parade of Saiou-dai (a queen) and 500 people is fascinating, elegant and gorgeous! It's called 'Aoi (hollyhock) Festival' because of the decorations of hollyhock leaves everywhere of the parade.◎Date: on May 15th every year. The parade leave Kyoto Imperial Garden, pass through Shimogamo Shrine and arrive at Kamigamo Shrine. People in elegant royal dresses march as long as 8km.

Name

Kamigamo Shrine

Address

339 Kamigamo Motoyama Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

Parking

Toll parking area is available

4

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.

Name

Konoshima nimasu amateru mitama Shrine

Address

50 Uzumasa Morigahigashi-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

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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.

Name

Atago Shrine

Address

1 Saga Atago-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

Parking

Toll parking area is available

6

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.

Name

Ruriko-in Temple

Address

55 Higashiyama Kamitakano Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-781-4001

Fee

Adult 2000 yen、Child 0 yen

How to get there

5 min walk from Yase Hieizan-guchi Station, 5 min walk from Yase Station. By bus, 50 min from Kyoto Station to Yase Station, then 7 min walk.

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

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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.

Name

Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya Shrine)

Address

59 Shimogamoizumikawa-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-781-0010

Hours

6:30-17:00

How to get there

12 min walk, from Demachiyanagi Station

Parking

Toll parking area is available

8

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!

Name

Tenryu Temple

Address

68 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-881-1235

Hours

8:30-17:30

How to get there

9

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.

Name

Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine

Address

931 Bakuro-cho Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-461-0005

Hours

5:00-18:00

How to get there

30 min by bus from Kyoto Station. 5 min walk from Hakubai-cho Station. 25 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station. Free parking area is available.

Parking

Free parking area is available

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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!

Name

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Address

68 Fukakusayabunouchi-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-641-7331

Hours

8:30-16:30

How to get there

Just near JR Inari Station, or 5 min walk from Keihan Fushimi Inari Station. By bus, 15 min from Kyoto to Inaritaisha, then 7 min walk. By car, 20 min from Kyoto Minami IC.

Parking

Free parking area is available

11

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.

Name

Jyonangu Shrine

Address

7 Nakajimatobarikyu-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-623-0846

Hours

9:00-16:30

How to get there

20 min by bus from Kyoto Station (Hachijo Exit). 15 min walk from Takeda Station. 10 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station, and free parking area is available.

Parking

Parking area is available

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Shorinji-san, who always has beautiful flower water. In addition to the main flower water, there is also marble water, so please find it! This time, Hanatama Tesui, a collaboration with JR Central, is being held! There are also many Pokemon. Do you have a favorite Pokemon? In the hot summer, it hurts to float flowers without seeing them, so at this temple, it's a nice idea to decorate the flowers around instead of on the water!

Name

Shōrin-ji Temple

Address

15-795 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-561-4311

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

7 min walk from Tofukuji Station. 1 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station.

Parking

Parking area is available

13

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.

Name

Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Gardens

Address

Shimogamihangi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-701-0141

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

Parking

Toll parking area is available

14

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.

Name

Hogo-in Temple

Address

36 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-861-0091

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

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Limited for only 100 people to enter, the night special visiting was held for the first time in 2016. A tunnel of fall foliage worth seeing even in the daytime becomes indescribably beautiful by the illuminations at night. I want this special visiting to be held in and after 2017.

Name

Rokuo-in Temple

Address

24 Saga Kitabori-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-861-1645

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

5 min walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station. 3 min walk from Araden Rokuouin Station. By bus, 40 min from Kyoto Station to Shimo Saga, then 3 min walk. By car or taxi, 30 min from Kyoto Station.

Parking

Free parking area is available

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Toji Temple

13 Reviews

You can go to Toji Temple from the Kyoto station on foot. The fivefold pagoda is highest in Japan and a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Moreover, you can see a Shidare Zakura, a weeping cherry tree in spring. Illuminated cherry blossoms at night are very fantastic.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

13 Reviews

Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous spots for autumn leaves in Kyoto. I visited several places to light up the autumn leaves, but this place is a spot for autumn leaves that can only be said to be true.

Atago Shrine

2 Reviews

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.

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