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Nov. 13, 2019 UPDATE

Gokounomiya Shinkosai Festival

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Traveler Friendly
Although English brochure or any information in foreign languages are unavailable, you will surely enjoy the festival atmosphere without any Japanese language.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodOctober 3th - 11th, 2020
VenueGokounomiya Shrine
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Nov. 13, 2019 UPDATE

Gokounomiya Shinkosai Festival

- 御香宮神幸祭 -
Traveler Friendly
Although English brochure or any information in foreign languages are unavailable, you will surely enjoy the festival atmosphere without any Japanese language.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1010 13 --- 0 reviews
PeriodOctober 3th - 11th, 2020
VenueGokounomiya Shrine
Story & Recommendation
Dynamic Hanagasa parade and gorgeous Mikoshi in Fushimi
Unknown for its foundation year, Gokounomiya Shrine is worshipped as the deity of an easy delivery. The name of the shine was originally different but changed after the fact that an Emperor Seiwa found the scented water in the well of the precinct. Therefore, the name of the shrine became Gokounomiya Shrine which literally means the great scented shrine. In Gokounomiya Shrine where is located in Fushimi area in Kyoto, “Gokounomiya Shinkosai Festival” will be held in October. As this Shinkosai festival lasts for 9 days, a lot of people will visit to enjoy the festival atmosphere. During the Shinkosai festival, there will be the children Sumo wrestling and performance of court dance and music as well as the Japanese vertical bamboo flute. One of the highlights is Hanagasa (a type of conical hat adorned with flowers used in Japanese traditional performing arts) procession which will be held on the 1st and 8th days of the festival called “Yoimiyasai Festival”. This procession will be going through the shopping district in the lively atmosphere. On the last day of the festival, there will be a gorgeous Mikoshi (portable shrine) procession. Please also enjoy more than 100 various stalls during the festival!
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Event time
October 3th (Sat) – 11th (Sun) 3th and 10th of October: Hanagasa procession at 7PM 11th: Mikoshi procession at 9AM
Cancellations
No
Price range
It will cost if you order some food or play some games at the stalls.
Credit cards
Not accepted
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