Gion Festival
Gion Festival
Gion Festival
Gion Festival
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This festival starts on July 1st and lasts for a month. It is held by the Yasaka Jinja Shrine and its purpose is to protect against plagues. It is also the festival that announces the beginning of the summer, and very characteristic of this season in Kyoto. The highlight is the "Yamahoko Junko," when 23 floats parade around the town playing music. This takes place every year on July 17th.

  • Address

    625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • Entry fee

    -

  • Opening Hours

    July 1st to July 31st

  • Closed

    -

  • Website

    http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/

  • Best Season

    Jul.

  • Point

    This festival lasts for a whole month in which various events are celebrated.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    From JR "Kyoto Station," take the Kyoto City Bus 206, and get off at "Gion"

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