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Aoi Matsuri Festival

May 15 / 10:00 16:00

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 500 people wearing splendid ancient costumes and traditional make-up which follows a route of some 8 kilometers through the main streets of Kyoto from Kyoto Imperial Palace to Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines.

Aoi Matsuri Schedule

Kyoto Gosho 10:30 → Marutamachi-dori→ Kawaramachi-dori
→ Shimogamo Jinja Arrive 11:40 and Depart 14:20 → Kamigamo Jinja Arrive 15:30
(Time stated above will be sometimes a little behind schedule.)

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