August events in Kyoto

As August is very hot, be careful with the heat! There are many events in Kyoto in August. Daimon-ji Gozan Okuribi for instance, is one of the most famous events in Kyoto with the huge Chinese characters on the mountains surrounding Kyoto lit by bonfires.

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Kodai-ji Temple’s Special Night Entrance

Enjoy the beautiful illuminations and projection mapping show during the Special Night Entrance at Kodai-ji Temple
August 1 - 18 Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Asahi Beer Garden

The biggest beer garden with the freshest beer in Kyoto is Asahi Beer Garden!
August 1 - 31 Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Hoshizora Terrace Cafe & Bar

Enjoy cocktails inspired by planets at this terrace bar and observe the starry sky
August 1 - 31 Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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Kyoto Tower Beer Garden

A beer garden on top of the Kyoto Tower Hotel!
August 1 - 31 Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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Arashiyama ukai (Cormorant fishing)

Traditional fishing method is performed in Arashiyama
August 1 - 31 Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Umekoji park tedukuri ichi

Flea market offering hand made in environment full of nature
August 5 Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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Kyo no Tanabata

Beautiful illumination shines above in the summer night
August 5 - 11 Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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Kitano Tanabata festival

Summer event to celebrate Star Festival in Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
August 5 - 16 Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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Eigamura Night Festival

Enjoy the visionary nighttime illumination in the old Japanese townscape
August 5 - 6 , 11 - 16 , 19 - 20 Kinkakuji & Uzumasa / Other Kyoto Area
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Enmusubi jishu festival

Monthly event for good relation and marriage
August 6 Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Nagoshino Shinji

Summer purification ceremony held in Shimogamo Shrine in a lively atmosphere
August 6 Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Kameoka Peace Festival Hozugawa River Fireworks

Enjoy beautifully colored Kyoto’s summer with 5,000 fireworks
August 7 Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Fushimi Manto Nagashi

Visionary scenery made of colorful lanterns into the river with prayers
August 12 Fushimi Chusyojima / Other Kyoto Area
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Kiyomizu Temple Special Night Viewing

During the time of Kiyomizu Temple Special Night Viewing the historic temple buildings are bathed in light
August 14 - 16 Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Hyakumanben tedukuri ichi

Flea market offering hand made items loved by locals
August 15 Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Arashiyama Toro Nagashi

A mysterious floating lantern event in Arashiyama where the lanterns carry prayers
August 16 Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Popular Gozan Okuribi

Bonfires on the mountains illuminates Kyoto’s summer
August 16 Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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To-ji Kobo Market

A huge turnout! The monthly bargain-hunt
August 21 Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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Ennichi (Tenjin san)

Huge flea market at Kitano Tenmangu
August 25 Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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