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Gion Festival

One Month of Summer Spectacle in Kyoto

  • City

    Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

  • Period

    2018.7.1 [sun.]-31 [tue.]

  • Location

    Yasaka Shrine, Others
    Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City

  • Introduction

    Gion Festival is one of the three biggest festivals in Japan, and once it's in full swing it truly feels like summer in Kyoto. It starts on July 1st with Kippu-iri where plans and prayers for the festival are made and runs throughout the entire month with many events, all the way through July 31st with Yasaka Shrine's summer rites.

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