October events in Kyoto

It is a very comfortable to travel Kyoto in October as you may notice the turning of the season. One of the three major festivals in Kyoto called Jidai Matsuri, a parade with people dressed in period costumes is also held in October.

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Enmusubi jishu festival

Monthly event for good relation and marriage
October 1 Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Zuiki Matsuri Festival

Autumn harvest festival with unique Mikoshi decorated with vegetables
October 1 - 5 Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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Kangetsu-no-yube (Moon-viewing party)

Enjoy beautiful moon reflected on the surface of the river and in the sky from the boat
October 4 - 6 Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Umekoji park tedukuri ichi

Flea market offering hand made in environment full of nature
October 7 Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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Mibu Kyogen (Mibu Dainenju Kyogen)

Enjoy Kyogen, the important intangible folk culture asset, in Mibu-dera Temple!
October 7 - 9 Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Gokounomiya Shinkosai Festival

Dynamic Hanagasa parade and gorgeous Mikoshi in Fushimi
October 7 - 15 Fushimi Chusyojima / Other Kyoto Area
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Awata Festival

The biggest festival held in Awata Shrine
October 7 - 9 , 15 Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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Hyakumanben tedukuri ichi

Flea market offering hand made items loved by locals
October 15 Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Saigu Gyoretsu Procession

Elegant and luxurious long procession held in Arashiyama
October 15 Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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To-ji Kobo Market

A huge turnout! The monthly bargain-hunt
October 21 Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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Kurama-no-himatsuri

The Kurama Fire Festival One of Kyoto's Three Eccentric Festivals
October 22 Kurama & Kibune / Other Kyoto Area
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Popular Kyoto Jidai Matsuri

A sumptuous procession! This festival bears Kyoto's historical clothing and accouterments into the present.
October 22 Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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Ennichi (Tenjin san)

Huge flea market at Kitano Tenmangu
October 25 Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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Nijo Castle Art Aquarium

Art Aquarium is a magical illumination event at the World Heritage Site Nijo Castle
October 25 - 31 Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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