One of the most famous festivals in all of Japan, July in Kyoto is completely dominated by the Gion Festival.
Throughout the two days of the festival various performances are held to entertain those who come to pray, including taiko drum concerts and dance exhibitions. A Motomiya-odori dance is also held in the evenings.
Kibune Village is home to the Kifune Shrine, a shrine with a famous entrance surrounded by maple trees that worships kami associated with water.
Learn how to collect goshuin, red seals possessed by shrines and temples in Japan that serve as proof of your pilgrimage.
Kyoto by Area
Using ATMs & Credit Cards
Day Pass Tickets
Kyoto City Bus
Being a Maiko
Green Tea in Kyoto
Goshuinchō: Book of Memories
Morimoto Decorative Metal Workshop
Kyoto’s Curious Charms
Kyoto Vegetarian and Vegan Food