Jul. 27, 2021 UPDATE

List of Canceled Events in Kyoto for May, June & July

This is a list of all the canceled May, June and July events in Kyoto due to COVID-19.
Canceled Events

In this article, we look at all the events which have been sadly canceled due to COVID-19 for May, June and July 2020. If you still have plans of coming to Kyoto in these three months, be sure to check which events will no longer be on.

■ April 18 – June 28

Odoi Aomomiji Special Exhibition

Event Name: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine – Odoi Aomomiji Special Exhibition

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■ May 15Aoi Matsuri Festival

Event Name: Aoi Matsuri Festival

※ Under normal circumstances, the Aoi Matsuri Festival would feature a procession of up to 500 people dressed in the brilliant looking traditional garb of Heian period court nobles. 

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■ May 17

Mifune FestivalEvent Name: Mifune Festival

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■ May 21Kobo Market

Event Name: Toji Temple – Kobo Market 

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■ May 25Ennichi Market

Event Name: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine – Ennichi Market

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■ June 1Kifune Festival

Event Name: Kifune Festival

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■ June 6 & 7

Spanish Food FestivalEvent Name: Spanish Food Festival

■ June 13Tea Ceremony of Fire Flies

Event Name: Hotarubi no Chakai – Tea Ceremony of Fire Flies

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■ July 17 – 24

Gion Matsuri Festival
Event Name: Gion Matsuri Festival 

Under normal circumstances, the Gion Matsuri would feature a procession floats called “Yama” or “Hoko” through downtown Kyoto. The floats are each decorated with different pieces of art and are sometimes called “moving art galleries” in Japanese.

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Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
It’s very sad to see that not only have many temple and shrine festivals been canceled, but two of Kyoto’s “Three Big Festivals.” Aoi Matsuri and Gion Matsuri, will also not be going forward this year. I’m praying from the bottom of my heart that the current situation will quickly cool down and we’ll be able to enjoy these events without a hitch next year.
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