This is a summer festival which is really representative of Japan and which boasts a 1100 year long historic tradition. A highlight is a festival float parade which includes 32 floats. These heavy 12 ton floats are controlled just by loud shouting as they pass through the streets of Gion City which has been decorated with one color just for the festival.

Date and time: July
The timing of events can change. Please contact the organizers directly for further details.
20 minutes from JR Kyoto Station on the City Bus route 206 to Higashiyama-dori Kitaoji Bus Terminal, closes to the Gion bus stop

Location Information

  • Address

    Yasaka Shrine and others, Kyoto Prefecture Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, 605-0000

  • Nearest Station
    Kyoto Station
    ・ JR Tokaido Line
    ・ JR Biwako Line
    ・ JR Tokaido Shinkansen
    ・ JR Kyoto Line
    ・ JR Sagano Line
    ・ JR San-in Line
    ・ JR Nara Line
    ・ Karasuma Line
    ・ Kintetsu-kyoto Line
    20 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
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