Events 2017 July
Events 2017 July,Mitoshiroe Ritual at Kamigamo Shrine,anabata Festival at Shiramine Jingu Shrine,Kifune Water Festival at Kifune Shrine...and more.
Sagano Romantic Train Ride
The Sagano Romantic Train route (7.3 km) runs from Saga to Kameoka along a gorgeous river gorge and passes through 8 old tunnels
No service on Wed. (except for national holidays and tourist season).
Entry: ¥620 (one way)
Access: JR Sagano Line, Arashiyama Stn.
Tel: 075-861-7444 (Sagano Kanko Tetsudo)
Hozugawa Kudari River Run
The Hozugawa Kudari is a river ride that goes from Kameoka to Arashiyama, Kyoto (about 16 km in 2 hours) along a tunning river gorge with rapids and wonderful mountain views
Boats depart every hour between 9:00-15:30 (the last boat departs at 15:30)
*Operated irregularly on Sat., Sun., National holidays.
Tickets: ¥4,100, ¥2,700 (4-12 years old)
Access:An 8-min. walk from the north exit of JR Sagano Line Kameoka Stn.
Tel: 0771-22-5846 (Hozugawa Yusen Association)
Mitoshiroe Ritual at Kamigamo Shrine
During the ritual (from 10:00), farmers pray for the removal of harmful insects in their rice paddies
After the ritual, from 18:00, noh and kyogen performances by Kanze and Okura Schools are held at Chono-ya Hall (¥4,000).
Access: Kyoto City Bus #4, #46 get off at Kamigamo-jinja-mae
Tanabata Festival at Shiramine Jingu Shrine
Kemari, a traditional ball-kicking game, will be played by people dressed in ancient court costumes after the ceremony from 15:00
From 16:00, girls dressed in colorful kimono will perform a group dance.
The ceremony starts at 13:30
Access: Kyoto City Bus #9, get off at Horikawa Imadegwa
Kifune Water Festival at Kifune Shrine
During this ritual, prayers are offered to the Deity of Rain
Traditional tea ceremony service will be offered (¥3,000; 10:00-12:00)
From July 1 to Aug. 15, an elegant night time scene is created with lanterns in the shrine precinct until around 20:00.
Access: Kyoto City Bus #4, get off at Demachiyanagi eki-mae
and take Eizan Railway to Kibune-guchi Stn.
July 8 & 9
Tanabata Festival at Kodai-ji Temple
A big, colorfully decorated bamboo tree is set in the temple precincts
After sunset, the temple will be beautifully lit up until 21:30.
Access: Kyoto City Bus #206, get off at Higashiyama Yasui
July 8 & 22
Sake Tasting Night at Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei/Honganji
The host, Mr. Davidson, will lead participants into the unknown Sake World and share ideas on how to enjoy tasting sake to its utmost.
8th at Sakura Urushitei
22nd at Sakura Honganj
Pottery Commemorative Ceremony and Market at Senbon Shaka-do Temple
During this festival, people offer thanks for the pottery they are using in their daily lives (ceremony is from 14:00 on the 10th)
A lively pottery market is held in the temple precincts during the festivities.
Access:Kyoto City Bus #50, get off at Kamishichiken
Onda Festival at Matsuno-o Shrine
This is a long-inherited ritual to pray for a rich harvest
Three women holding paddy rice are carried on men’s shoulders in a circle three times around the precinct
Summer vegetables will be offered to the deity as well.
Ritual starts 10:00
Access:Kyoto City Bus #28, get off at Matsuno-o Taisha-mae
Mitarashi Festival at Shimogamo Shrine
In the popular Mitarashi Festival, people put their feet in the cool waters of the stream running through the shrine and pray for a healthy life.
Entry: ¥300 (charge for the candle)
5:30-21:00(from 9:00 on 22nd)
Access: Kyoto City Bus #205, get off at Shimogamojinja-mae
Sat., Sun., & Nat’l Holidays between July 22-Aug. 27
Night Time Special Lit-up Garden at The Garden Museum Hiei
Located at the summit of Mt. Hiei, the garden offers an incredible view of both Lake Biwa and the city of Kyoto
During summer months,the garden will be beautifully lit-up.
10:00-20:45 (enter by 20:00)
until 17:00 on weekdays
Access: Keihan Bus from Kyoto Stn. or Keihan Sanjo, get off at Hiei Sancho bus stop
July 24 & 25
Cucumber Purification at Gochizan Rengeji Temple
In this ceremony, people write their names and ages on a cucumber; It is believed that an illness can be overcome by first rubbing the cucumber on the body and then burying it in the ground.
Entry: ¥1,000 (including a prayer & cucumber)
Access: Kyoto City Bus #26, get off at Omuro Ninnaji
Temple Treasure Airing at Shinnyo-do Temple
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 (cancelled in case of rain)
Access: Kyoto City Bus #5, get off at Shinnyodo-mae
Hi-watari Fire-walking Festival at Tanukidani Fudo-in Temple
After the ceremony (from around 19:00), yamabushi or mountain monks will walk on fire with bare feet
The ritual is to pray for good health, and visitors can try the fire walking as well.
Access:Kyoto City Bus #5, get off at Ichijo Sagarimatsu-cho
Gagaku Music Concert at Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei
After the Obanzai meal party (18:00-19:00), a special concert featuring gagaku (Japanese ancient court music) will be held from 19:00.
Tickets: ¥2,500 (¥1,500 for 6-12 years children)
Reservation required at Tel: 075-343-0003 or E-mail: email@example.com
Sennichi Mairi Thousand-time Shrine Visit at Atago Shrine
On the night of the 31st, many people walk up Mt. Atago to visit Atago Shrine (home to the Deity of Fire Protection)
It is believed that a shrine visit on this night is equivalent to 1,000 visits
A special ceremony at the shrine begins at 21:00.
Access:Kyoto Bus #72, 74, get off at Kiyotaki
The information on this site is reprinted from the July 2017 issue of Kyoto Visitor's Guide. ◎AD BRAIN INC. Published on 17.06.22
Dai’s Deli & Sandwiches
Healthy and delicious sandwiches featuring fresh and nutritious ingredients
Kyoto Ryokan The Kinoe
Many small efforts to be an environmentally friendly Japanese inn
Long-standing sake liquor shop with a great selection
Shrines & Temples
Sacred Pure Land with fabulous colored leaves in autumn