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The Setsubun Festival at Yoshida-Jinja

February 2 February 4

Yoshida-jinja Shrine, on the west slope of Yoshida-yama is one of the famous place for Setsubun festival. People gather to throw beans at performers dressed as “Oni” (devils). It’s a cool place to observe Setsubun. There are also plenty of stalls selling food and drinks.

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(吉田神社)

Address : 30 Yoshidakaguraokacho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto

Access : 20-minute walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi station : 5-minute walk from Kyodaiseimonmae by Kyoto city bus No.206

The Setsubun ritual is from 18:00 on the 2nd.

The Karo-sai festival (the huge fire festival) is from 23:00 on 3rd.