The main event is the Jidai Gyoretsu, a procession of 2,000 people dressed in historical costumes. The costumes begin with the clothing styles of the Meiji Period (1868 to 1912), and then cover 8 historical periods, going right back to the founding of Kyoto in 794. This beautiful and splendid procession reaches a length of 2km.

Date and time: Mid-October
The Jidai Festival begins from 7:00, while the timing of other events can change.
30 minutes from JR Kyoto Station on the City Bus line 5 bound for Iwakura Soshajo-mae, get off at the Okazaki Koen / Bijutsukan, Heian Jingu-mae stop, 3-minute walk (Heian Jingu)

Location Information

  • Address

    Various places in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 606-0000

  • 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
    30 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
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