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Kyocera Museum of Art Special Exhibition

Witness a special exhibition of paintings at the Kyocera Museum of Art, in Fushimi, Kyoto. Titled “Promenade Through Kyoto in Watercolors ― Kyoto’s Four Seasons in Watercolor Painting,” the exhibit will feature approximately 60 watercolor paintings by Takiko Kuroiwa representing Kyoto’s famous sights, festivals, and seasonal sceneries.

Firefly viewing in Uji

From late May to mid-June, Uji City Botanical Park near Kyoto plays host to fireflies, delighting young and old alike. A short bus ride (or a fair uphill walk) from the city centre brings you here where its entrancing firefly population show off their luminescent talents for just a few weeks a year.

Gion Matsuri

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

Karuta Hajime New Year's Card Game

At New Year in Japan's former capital of Kyoto, Karuta Hajime is an annual event where a popular traditional card game is played by women in period costume.

Kemari Hajime in Kyoto

Kemari Hajime in Kyoto: a traditional New Year event at Shimogamo Shrine, where men in period costume play an ancient traditional ball game.

Ebisu Festival in Kyoto

Held at Yasaka Shrine in Japan's former capital Kyoto, the Ebisu Festival is Kyoto's first festival of the New Year, dedicated to the god of prosperity and fortune.

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