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Fujinomori Matsuri Festival

May 1 May 5

Fujinomori Matsuri Festival, 「藤森祭」 is held at Fujinomori Shrine every year from MAY 1 to MAY 5. During the festival, there are many food stalls in the precincts, and portable shrines are carried around the shrine. There are also Japanese drum performances, and a samurai parade.

The highlight of this festival is “kakeuma-shinji”, acrobatic horse-riding ritual. It has 1,200 years history and was originally a ritual to pray for the safe return from the battlefield and victory for the samurai.
You won’t miss the riders show their acrobatic skills on horseback.

Fujinomori Shrine(藤森神社)

Address : 609 Fukakusa Toriizakicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0864

Hours : 9:00 to 17:00

Admission : Free

Access : 6-minute walk from Sumizome station on the Keihan line or 10-minute walk from JR sumizome station on the Nara line.

  • 9:00 to 16:00 on MAY 5 Procession of four portable shrines and samurai parade through the towns.
  • 13:00, and 15:00 “Kakeuma-shinji” in the shrine precincts on MAY 5.

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