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* Highlights *

Jidai Matsuri Festival ( Festival of the Ages )
OCT.22
Imperial Palace --> Heian Shrine

One of the three great festivals in Kyoto.
A procession of thousands people dressed in ancient costumes, representing different epochs of Kyoto's 1200 year history.
Starts from Kyoto Imperial Palace at 12 noon and proceeds through the city main streets, passes along Karasuma-Oike at about 12:50pm and reaches Heian Shrine at 2:30pm.
The procession is long and it goes on for about an hour.
Should it rain, it will be postponed until the next day.
Admission : ¥2,000 ( reserved seat )

  • For more information : Kyoto city tourist information
    Tel : 075-343-0548
  • [ Kyoto Imperial Palace ]
  • Subway Karasuma-line "Marutamachi" Station
  • [ Heian Shrine ]
  • City Bus No.5 "Kyotokaikan Bijutsukan-mae"
Rokudo Mairi

Imperial Palace


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Yuki Shrine "Kurama Himatsuri" ( Fire Festival )
OCT.22
Yuki Shrine

Exciting festival.
Long row of torches planted on both sides of the street leading to Yuki Shrine are lit at 6pm.
Children in festival dress march to the Shrine carrying small torches, followed by adults with bigger torches.
Admission : Free

  • [ Yuki Shrine ]
    Tel : 075-741-1670
    Access : Eizan Railway Kurama-line "Kurama"Station
Asian Beauty

5m long torchs

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* Temple Light-Up *

Torin-in Temple ( one of the Sub temples of Myoshinji Temple )
OCT.6 - 15 6:00 PM - 8:30PM

Quiet garden is illuminated by 300 candle lights.
Admission : ¥500

  • [ Torin-in Temple ]
  • Tel : 075-463-1334
    Access : JR Sagano-line "Hanazono" station
    City Bus No. 26, 10, 59, 8 "Nyoshinji Kitamon mae"
Kyoto Garden Hotel

300 candle lights

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Kodaiji Temple
Mid OCT. - Early DEC. Sunset - 9:30PM

Artistically lighted up landscape is unforgettable.
Admission : ¥600

  • [ Kodaiji Temple ]
    Tel : 075-561-9966
    Access : City Bus No.206 "Higashiyama-Yasui"

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Entoku-in Temple
Mid OCT. - Early DEC. Sunset - 9:30PM

Zen garden neatly lighted up enchants the visitors.
Admission : ¥500

  • [ Entoku-in Temple ]
    Tel : 075-525-0101
    Access : City Bus No.206 "Higashiyama-Yasui"

  • tozankaku

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Antique Grand Fair in Kyoto
OCT.27 - 29 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Pulse Plaza

Over a million antiques are sold by 350 antique dealers from all over Japan .
Admission : free

  • [ Pulse Plaza ]
    Tel : 077-522-2307
    Access : Kyoto city Subway Karasuma-line or Kintetu Railway
    "Takeda"station,and shuttle bus to Pulse Plaza.

  • KYOTO GARDEN HOTEL

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Hiraoka-Hachimangu Shrine Special Opening
SEP.8 - DEC.3 (except OCT.1,7-9)

Unique ceiling paintings of 44 seasonal plants, painted in Edo Period.
Admission : ¥600

  • [ Hiraoka-Hachimangu Shrine ]
    Tel : 075-871-2084
    Access : JR Bus Hiraoka"Hachimangu-mae"
Open air dining

Ceiling paintings

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Toji Temple Treasury Opening
SEP.20 - NOV.25

An unrivalled collection of national treasures are open to the public.
Admission : ¥500

  • [ Toji Temple ]
    Tel : 075-691-3325
    Access : Kintetsu Railway "Toji" Station
Open air dining

National treasure

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Ninnaji Temple Treasury Opening
OCT.1- NOV.23

National Treasure statues of Kujaku Myo, Amida Sanson etc.
¥500 ( adults )
¥300 ( students )

  • [ Ninnaji Temple ]
    Tel : 075-461-1155
    Access : City Bus No.26 or JR Bus "Omuro Ninnaji"
Open air dining

Ninnnaji temple

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Seiryoji Temple Treasury Opening
OCT.1 - NOV.30

Important Buddha statues etc.
Admission : ¥400 ・¥700 ( including main hall )

  • [ Seiryoji Temple ]
    Tel : 075-861-0343
    Access : City Bus No. 28, 91 "Saga Sakado-mae"

  • ARASHIYAMA BENKEI

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Daitokuji Temple Honbo Special Opening
OCT.8

100 rare art works are displayed at the main temple.
Admission : ¥1,300

  • [ Daitokuji Temple ]
    Tel : 075-491-0019
    Access : City Bus No.206 "Daitokuji-mae"

  • RYOKAN_HIRASHIN

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Kodaiji Temple Special Opening
Mid OCT. - Early DEC.

roll and sliding door paintings.
Admission : ¥600 ( inculuding "Sho Museum" )

  • [ Kodaiji Temple ]
    Tel : 075-561-9966
    Access : City Bus No. 206, 100, 207, 202 "Higashiyama Yasui"

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Entokuin Temple Special Opening
Mid OCT. - Early DEC.

Sliding door paintings.
Admission : ¥500

  • [ Entokuin Temple ]
    Tel : 075-525-0101
    Access : City Bus No. 206, 100, 207, 202 "Higashiyama-Yasui"

  • Hanazono Kaikan

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Chorakuji Temple Special Opening
OCT.20 - NOV.30

The principal image of the temple is shown to the public, celebrating the 1200th anniversary of the temple.
Admission : ¥650

  • [ Chorakuji Temple ]
    Tel : 075-561-0589
    Access : City Bus No. 206, 100, 202, 203, 207, 201, 12, 31, 46 "Gion"

  • Urban Hotel

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