May events in Kyoto

May is one of the most beautiful months in Kyoto. Woods grow greener and the season of fresh green has come! Yabusame Shinji (horseback archery), one of Shimogamo Shrine’s main events, will be held in May.

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Shorenin Kobuntei public exhibition

Offering the special opportunity for a tea ceremony in Shorenin Temple
May 1 - 5 Nanzenji Temple & Ginkakuji Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Yabusame-shinji

One of the main features in Shimogamo Shrine before Aoi Matsuri
May 3 Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Enmusubi jishu festival

Monthly event for good relation and marriage
May 6 Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Hyakumanben tedukuri ichi

Flea market offering hand made items loved by locals
May 15 Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Aoi Matsuri Festival

One of the Three Main Festivals in Kyoto from Imperial Palace to Kamigamo Jinja Shrine
May 15 Imperial Palace & Teramachi / Central Kyoto Area
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Mifune Festival

Elegant boats event in Oigawa River in Arashiyama
May 20 Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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To-ji Kobo Market

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

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