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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.
625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
July 1st to July 31st
This festival lasts for a whole month in which various events are celebrated.
From JR "Kyoto Station," take the Kyoto City Bus 206, and get off at "Gion"
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