July 19 & 20

Yoi-miya and Motomiya Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine

Yoi-miya Festival (19th) and Motomiya Festival (20th)

  1. Yoi-miya and Motomiya Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine (July 19 & 20)

    Yoi-miya Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine; (c) Xinyi Dai

    During the Yoi-miya Festival (19th) and Motomiya Festival (20th), Inari Shrine worshippers from all over Japan visit the shrine's headquarters to pray; At night (19th), a number of lanterns in the precinct will be lit up.
    Access: JR Nara line, Inari Stn. or Keihan Fushimi Inari Stn.; Tel: 075-641-7331;

  2. Night Time Special Lit-up Garden at Garden Museum Hiei (Sat., Sun., & Nat'l Holidays between July 19- Aug. 31)

    Blooming with 100,000 blossoms every year, the Garden Museum is based on the theme of French impressionism; Located at the summit of Mt. Hiei, it offers an incredible view of both Lake Biwa and the city of Kyoto; During summer months, the garden will bebeautifully lit-up.
    Entry: ¥1,030; 10:00-20:45; Access: Go to Eizan Railway Yase Hieizan-guchi Stn. and change to Eizan Cable Ropeway to Hiei Sancho Stn.; Tel:075-707-7733;

  3. Shishigatani Pumpkin Service at Anraku-ji Temple (July 25)

    Pumpkin service and special public opening of the temple's treasures; On this day, visitors are given some cooked pumpkin as a way to keep illness away.
    Entry: ¥500; 9:00-15:00;  Access: Kyoto City Bus #5, get off at Kinrinshako-mae; Tel: 075-

  4. Temple Treasure Airing at Shinnyo-do Temple (July 25)

    A special ceremony is held and roughly 200 of the temple's treasures are aired out and displayed to the public; Biwa (loquat) tea is served free of charge throughout the day.
    Entry: ¥500; 9:00-15:00 (canceled in the event of rain);  Access: Kyoto City Bus #5, get off at
    Shinnyodo-mae; Tel: 075-771-0915;

The information on this site is reprinted from the July 2014 issue of Kyoto Visitor's Guide. ©AD BRAIN INC. Published on 14.07.10