Events

15MAY
KYOTO

Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto

Considered one of the three most important festivals in Kyoto, the Aoi Matsuri takes place on the 15th of May each year.

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Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto
15APR
KYOTO

Heian Jingu Reisai Festival in Kyoto

Celebrating the accession ceremony day of the temple’s deity – Emperor Kanmu in 781 in Nara, this annual festival features an opportunity to see Geiko (the geisha of Kyoto) and Maiko, their apprentices.

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Heian Jingu Reisai Festival in Kyoto
25MAR
KYOTO

Kitano Odori in Kyoto

One of the five annual public performances put on by each of the geisha districts in Kyoto, the Kitano Odori is a chance to see the elegant dances and charming songs of Kamishichiken's geiko and maiko.

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Kitano Odori in Kyoto
3FEB
KYOTO

Heian Jingu Setsubun

One of the best-known Setsubun festivals in Kyoto, celebrating the first day of Spring according to the traditional Japanese calendar.

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Heian Jingu Setsubun
1JAN
KYOTO

Nijo Castle Garden Special Opening

It is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Nijo Castle Garden Special Opening
8DEC
KYOTO

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Illumination 2018

In 2018 winter, Kyoto Hanatouro illumination will be held in Arashiyama area on 8th December and the event last for 10 days till 17th December.

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Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Illumination 2018
10NOV
KYOTO

Arashiyama Momiji Festival in Kyoto

Celebrate the autumn leaves at this annual festival in one of the most beautiful spots of Kyoto. On the river around Togetsu Bridge, boats will parade through with elaborately dressed characters reflecting the nobles of the Heian Period.

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Arashiyama Momiji Festival in Kyoto
9OCT
KYOTO

Kotobukikai (Geiko dance performance) in Kyoto

If you’re interested in the world of Kyoto’s geisha, then don’t miss one of these four performances of geisha dance and song held at the Kamishichiken Kaburenjo Theatre.

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Kotobukikai (Geiko dance performance) in Kyoto
23APR
KYOTO

Miyako Odori

A Geisha performance in Kyoto that has been held each year since 1873.

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Miyako Odori