Aoi festival

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Mar 9 – May 6 all-day Kodai-ji Temple
From mid-March to early May each year, Kodai-ji temple‘s stages are lit up with special illumination at night.  Its beautiful gardens and weeping cherry trees create magical atmosphre. Hours : 17:00 to 22:00 every nights during the period. Access : 15-minute walk from Keihan Gojo stationShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click…
Apr 22 – May 3 all-day Fushimi Inari Taisha
The Inari God makes a parade to give blessings once a year. Inari festival is the most important festival for Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. The festival  is held at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine from “Shinko festival” APR 22nd to “Kanko festival” MAY 5. Shinko Festival Date : APR 22nd, from 11:00 Priests and accompanying members…
May 3 – May 5 all-day Heijo Palace
The World Heritage site Heijo Palace in the ancient capital of Nara is about to celebrate summer with a mix of tradition. Visitors can enjoy the parade of people in ancient costumes, music and food stalls at Heijo Palace. There are free shuttle buses from JR Yamato-Saidaiji Station and JR Nara Station on festival days.…
May 15 – Jun 30 all-day Ofusa Kannon Temple
In spring and autumn when the temple’s roses are in full bloom, Visitors can enjoy about 2,300 varieties of roses and smell their fragrances while strolling through the temple grounds. Date : May 15 to June 30 and October 19 to November 30 every year Open: 7:00 to 17:00 Admission : Free Location : Ofusa…
May 15 @ 10:00 – 16:00 Kamigamo jinja
Aoi Matsuri Festival is the most important annual rituals for both Shimogamo Jinja shrine and Kamigamo Jinja shrine. A festival with a 1400 years of continuous history stretching from the Heian period all the way to modern times. The highlight of the festival is the “Roto no Gi”, a tasteful Heian-period dynastic parade with some…