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Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day Yoshida-jinja Shrine
This festival is held on the day of setsubun (2, 3 or 4 February), which marks the last day of winter in the Japanese lunar calendar. Events are held at shrines around the country.   Yoshida-jinja Shrine, on the west slope of Yoshida-yama is one of the famous place for Setsubun festival. People gather to throw…
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. …