Events in Kyoto

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Travelers are voting Mifune Matsuris, Takigi O-Noh and Gion Matsuri as the best of 12 events in Kyoto. There are 12 events in Kyoto a city just 41 km from Kyoto and 12 events in Kyoto Area which is 41 km distant. The most popular of these are Mifune Matsuris in Kyoto and Takigi O-Noh in Kyoto Area. You can find 89 Event in the country of Japan and Setsubun Bean - Throwing Festival is our members favorite Event in all of Japan. Want more? Check out our map of events in Kyoto.

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  • Mifune Matsuris

    Oigawa River, Kyoto, Japan

    The scene of a boat party on a river from 1,000 years ago is reproduced by some 20 boats on the Oigawa River flowing through Arashiyama…

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  • Takigi O-Noh

    Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

    Noh, which is the most ancient form of musical theater in Japan, is performed in the evening darkness amid the illumination of the burning torches.…

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  • Gion Matsuri

    Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

    The Gion Matsuri, familiarly known as 'Gion-san,' is a festival held at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, and the highlight is the splendid pageant of some 30…

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  • Daimonji Gozan Okuribi

    Kyoto, Japan

    "The Daimonji Gozan Okuribi (Daimonji Bonfire) is an event held on the evening of August 16th, when gigantic Chinese characters and other motifs are…

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  • Jidai Matsuri

    Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

    A festival held at the Heian Jingu Shrine, the Jidai Matsuri is one of the three largest festivals of Kyoto together with the Aoi Matsuri -…

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  • Kurama no Hi-Matsuri

    Yuki-jinja Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

    This festival held at Yuki-jinja Shrine reproduces the scene of receiving the deity in Kurama. At 6 o'clock in the evening, watch fires…

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  • Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri

    Wakamiya-jinja Shrine, Nara, Japan

    The On-Matsuri is a festival held at Wakamiya-jinja Shrine which stands in the precincts of the Kasuga Taisha Grand Shrine. It was first organized…

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  • Okera-Mairi Festival

    Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

    Okera-Mairi is the name for the visits made to the Okera Matsuri festival from late at night on New Year's Eve to New Year's Day. This ritual is…

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  • Setsubun Mantoro Lantern Festival

    Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara, Japan

    "This is an event which has continued for 800 years and most of the lanterns have been donated by ordinary citizens with the exception of a…

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  • Omizutori Festival

    Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Japan

    Priests at Todai-ji Temple, famous for its enormous statue of Buddha, confess their sins before the Eleven-faced Kannon enshrined in Nigatsu-do…

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