Sep. 02, 2019 UPDATE

Kyoto Jidai Matsuri

- 時代祭 -
Foreign friendly
Flyers given out at tourist information centers or stations include information in English
Information
English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodOctober 26, 2019
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Sep. 02, 2019 UPDATE

Kyoto Jidai Matsuri

- 時代祭 -
Foreign friendly
Flyers given out at tourist information centers or stations include information in English
Information
English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1305 11 --- 0 reviews
PeriodOctober 26, 2019
Story & Recommendation
The gorgeous procession of the Jidai Matsuri brings historical Kyoto clothing and equipment into the present
The Kyoto Jidai Matsuri is one of Kyoto's "Three Great Festivals." It has been held since 1895. This event—which celebrates the 1,100 years of history from Heian-kyo to modern day Kyoto—was also started to express collective feelings regarding the development of Kyoto. The gorgeous display of clothing from each period worn by roughly 2,000 performers will definitely leave a lasting impression. The procession lasts about 2.5 hours and walks approximately 4.5km from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to the Heian Shrine. Visitors may view the event from the side of the path or from paid seating. Special attention should be paid to the traditional clothing and equipment, which artisans meticulously recreated by hand. Remember that it can get very crowded on the day of the festival, so visitors who wish to take pictures should be considerate of those around them. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog https://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_jidai_matsuri_festival/
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Details
Event time
Around 12:00PM - 4:30PM (the final procession arrives at the Heian Shrine)
Cancellations
In the event of rain (will be postponed until the 27)
Price range
Paid seating is ¥2,050 per seat
Credit cards
Not accepted
Notifications regarding rain delays will be available from 7AM on the day of the procession. Please check the website below for the latest information. http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/ Telephone: 075-761-0221 (Heian Shrine)
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