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Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Shiga, Wakayama, Check out event schedules, hidden events, local and traditional festivals in the Kansai area.

     
Oct 19 – Dec 9 all-day Kodai-ji Temple
Kodai-ji Temple’s garden has a pond with autumn trees planted around it. During the fall leaf season, the area is lit up, creating a magical atmosphere with the bright colors of trees reflected in the pond. Lit up : Sunset to 22:00 during the period. Admission : 600yen Access : 15-minute walk from Gion-Shijo station…
Oct 19 – Nov 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…
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day Heijo Palace
The World Heritage site Heijo Palace in the ancient capital of Nara is about to celebrate autumn with an ancient ceremony. “Heijokyo Tenpyo Festival Autumn”  which decorate the autumn of Heijokyo trace, titled newly as “Mitsuki Umashi Festival” from this year There are also stalls with food and activities for the kids. Hours : 10:00…
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day Sakai city
The Sakai Matsuri Festival has been held on the third Saturday and Sunday of October every year since 1974. The main parade with a total of 7,000 participants is on along Oshoji Symbol Road.  Visitors can take a close look at the costumes, accessories and fittings from Japanese history.  It’s a fun free cultural experience…
Oct 22 @ 07:00 – 16:00 Kyoto Imperial Palace
The festival is cancelled because of the storm A parade from the Imperial palace to Heian-Jingu shrine. A grand ancient-costume procession where the long history of Japan unfolds before the spectators. This is a fine opportunity for taking a close look at the costumes, accessories and fittings which are reproduced with the quintessence of Kyoto’s…
Oct 22 @ 18:00 – Oct 23 @ 02:00 Kurama-dera Temple
The Kurama Fire Festival is counted as one of the three great unusual festivals of Kyoto. Held in Kurama, a small town in northern Kyoto. The Kurama Fire Festival is filled with lit torches and iron baskets holding fire.   You may experience incredible spectacle of the danger of so much fire so close at hand. …
Oct 26 – Dec 2 all-day Shogunzuka
The Shogunzuka mound, located on a top of Mt. Higashiyama, its 2 observatories offer you a spectacular night view of the entire city of Kyoto below with the red leaves lit up. Lit-up : 17:00 to 21:30 Admission : 500 yen Location : Shogunzuka SeiryudenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share…
Oct 26 – Dec 2 all-day Shoren-in monzeki temple
Shoren-in Temple’s beautiful gardens make a mysterious atmosphere at night. Visitors can enjoy strolling the path along 4 beautiful gardens, and all the wooden buildings are nicely lit up with autumn leaves. Lit-up : 18:00 to 22:00 Admission : 800 yenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens…
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day Garden of Fine Arts
Kyoto’s biggest Halloween celebration is on around the Kitayama area with pumpkin carving, a costume parade and craft market, game and food stalls. This is family-friendly event, so everyone is welcomed. Schedule OCT 27 : 9:30 to 21:00,  OCT 28 : 9:30 to 17:00 Admission : Free The costume parade starts from 13:00 to 15:00 on…
Oct 27 – Dec 9 all-day To-ji Temple
Kyoto’s landmark, The five story pagoda at To-ji Temple is lit up with autumn colors. Easy access from JR Kyoto station. Lit up : 18:30 to 21:30 Admission : 1000 yen Access : 5-minute walk from Toji station on the Kintetsu kyoto line. 15-minute walk from JR Kyoto stationShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens…
Oct 28 @ 19:30 – 20:00 Amanohashidate
Fireworks brighten the night sky and Amanohashidate, one of the Japan’s most scenic views. Fireworks looks more clear and beautiful in the winter’s dry air. A number of fireworks : 2,000 Access : Direct Hashidate limited expresses run four times a day and connect JR Kyoto Station to Amanohashidate in 106 minutes (¥4,310).  Japan Rail…
Oct 31 – Nov 4 all-day Otemae park
The annual Himeji Pottery Market gathers japanese traditional pottery and ceramics from across the country to display their wares for sale. You can find famous Japanese potteries cheaper than the market price, such as Kiyomizu(Kyoto-style pottery), Arita, Karatsu, Shigaraki, Imari and others. Hours :10:00 to 17:00 Access : 10-minute walk from JR Himeji stationShare this:Click…
Nov 2 – Dec 2 all-day Chion-in Temple
The massive head temple of the Buddhist Jodo sect attracts autumn color viewers by illuminating its  temple grounds and its gardens. Lit up : 17:30 to 21:30 (everyday during the period) Access : 10-minute walk from Higashiyama station on the Kyoto subway Tozai-line. Buses : Bus No.10 from JR Kyoto Station to Chion-in-mae Bus Stop.…
Nov 3 – Dec 2 all-day Eikan-do Temple
The tree colors of autumn are so prominent in Eikan-do Temple. There are some three thousand maples on the grounds, which are lit up at night in fall. The temple grounds are on a mountain slope, and one never tires of the expansive premises that can be enjoyed, going up and down the walkways. Lit…
Nov 3 – Nov 25 all-day Kibune Shrine
Between Ichihara and Ninose station of Eizan Railway, A 20 minute ride from Demachiyanagi station takes you to “Maple tunnel”. It is an area with many maple trees. From the train windows, you can see colorful leaves and they are lit up nightly. During the period Around Kibune Shrine is also lit up. Tickets :1-day pass…
Nov 4 @ 10:30 – 17:00 Naniwa-no-miya Palace
Shitennoji wasso is festival of Osaka that reproduced early cultural exchange and trade between Japan and ancient East Asian neighbors. Visitors can enjoy the parade of more than 1000 people in ancient costumes, music and food stalls at the remains of Naniwa-no-Miya Palace,located in the south of Osaka Castle. Hours : 10:30 to 17:00 :…
Nov 8 all-day Fushimi-Inari Shrine
Tens of thousands of the ritual tossing prayer sticks gathered from around Japan are burned in bonfires in appreciation of the abundant harvest, to purify one’s transgressions and reduce obstacles, and to pray for one health and happiness. When the prayer sticks on to the fire, the smoke clears and fires begin to rise up from…
Nov 9 – Dec 2 all-day Daikaku-ji Temple
Autumn color illumination is held at Daikaku-ji Temple in Arashiyama. The reflection of Shingyo Hoto pagoda and autumn leaves on the Osawa-no-ike pond’s surface are so beautiful and creates a fantastic atmosphere. Lit up : 17:30 to 20:00 Admission : 500 yen Access : 15-minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama station on the JR Sagano LineShare this:Click…
Nov 10 – Nov 25 all-day Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine
The leaves of 3000 maples and other trees color the vast precincts of Hiyoshi Taisha beyond its torii gate. The magnificent main building exists in harmony with the great nature surrounding it, and the shrine is well known as a place to enjoy truly resplendent fall colors. During the fall season, festivities include a tea…
Nov 10 – Dec 2 all-day Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine
Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine opens its maple tree garden to the public. Illuminations are held during the peak of the autumn leaf season. The admission fee includes a cup of green tea and a snack. Lit up : Sunset to 20:00 (everyday during the period) Access : Kyoto City Bus number 50 or 101 from JR Kyoto…