Kyoto is a veritable hot pot of all kinds of events and festivals all year round, but in July some of the most important ones take place, chief among them Gion Matsuri. There are also other traditional summer festivals which you cannot overlook. But look no further, here are some of the greatest festivals taking place in July in Kyoto, so let’s starts planning our trip to Kyoto!
Dates: July 1 to September 23 (excluding August 16)
Highlight: The skill of the fishermen fishing in this traditional way.
Dates: July 9
Place: Kifune Shrine
Highlight: The traditional Shinto ritual praying for the water god to give Kyoto fine weather and moderate rain.
Dates: July 20 to 29.
Place: Shimogamo Shrine
Highlight: Steep your feet in the river of Shimogamo Shrine and pray for good health.
Dates: July 1 to 31.
Highlight: The purifying and protecting rituals and the eye-catching floats.
Dates: The next Sunday or national holiday after the Day of the Ox (In 2018, this day is July 22)
Place: Fushimi Inari Shrine
Highlight: The thousand vermilion torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine look mysterious when illuminated at night.
|Vanessa[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]|