20 upcoming events
Yabusame Shinji

Yabusame Shinji

Early May

Every year in early May. witness the Yabusame Shinji at Shimogamo shrine, where Japanese mounted archers fire arrows at enemy targets...

Kyoto, Shimogamo Shrine Free
Firefly Viewing in Uji

Firefly Viewing in Uji

Late May - Mid Jun

From late May to mid-June, Uji City Botanical Park near Kyoto plays host to fireflies, delighting young and old alike. A short..

Kyoto, Uji City Botanical.. 7 Free
Tanabata at Kodai-ji

Tanabata at Kodai-ji

Early Jul

Colorful display of decorated bamboo branches in the carpark of Kodai-ji in Kyoto to celebrate the festival of Tanabata. The handmade..

Kyoto, Kodaiji 3 Free
The 5th Tatsushige no Kai - Dojoji

The 5th Tatsushige no Kai - Dojoji

Mid Jul

The Kongo school of Noh will be staging a one-off performance of the play Dojoji by actor Tatsushige Udaka at the Kongo Noh Theatre..

Kyoto, Kongo Noh Theatre 2 ¥4,000
Gion Matsuri

Gion Matsuri

Jul 1 - Jul 31st

Gion Matsuri is Kyoto’s largest festival which takes place throughout the month of July by the Yasaka Shrine.

Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine 1 Free
Gion's Hassaku, Kyoto

Gion's Hassaku, Kyoto

Early Aug

The first of August is a very special day in Kyoto’s Gion neighbourhood. Named after a term which designates the first day of ..

Kyoto Free
Gozan no Okuribi (Mountain Bonfire)

Gozan no Okuribi (Mountain Bonfire)

Mid Aug

Believed to be dated back to the 13th century, Gozan no Okuribi is an annual traditional event that takes place annually on August..

Kyoto
Miyagawacho Beer Garden

Miyagawacho Beer Garden

Mid Jul - Late Aug

The Miyagawacho Beer Garden is a rare occasion where you can enjoy beer, daily specialities served by neighboring restaurants, and..

Kyoto, Miyagawacho 4 ¥5,000

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