Aug. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Yasurai Festival

- やすらい祭 -
Traveler Friendly
Parade and dance are pretty exciting, you can be shared with Japanese energy just by looking it.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodThe second Sunday of April, every year
VenueImamiya Shrine
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Aug. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Yasurai Festival

- やすらい祭 -
Traveler Friendly
Parade and dance are pretty exciting, you can be shared with Japanese energy just by looking it.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
410 1 --- 0 reviews
PeriodThe second Sunday of April, every year
VenueImamiya Shrine
Story & Recommendation
Yasurai dance with flower umbrellas brings you health and happiness
Yasurai festival is held on the second Sunday of April at Imamiya shrine every year. Yasurai Festival is designated as an Intangible Cultural Asset of Japan, and it’s also often mentioned as one of the three weirdest festivals in Kyoto, the others being Kurama Fire Festival and Uzumasa Bull Festival. There are many sayings about the festival, and one of the most famous is the belief that if you go under the big flower umbrellas used in the parade, you will stay healthy all year. The shrine itself was founded to calm evil spirits and to this day, it is believed that by visiting this shrine you are protected from such bad influences.
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Event time
*Parade : 12pm~ *Yasurai Dance at Imamiya shrine : around 3pm~
Cancellations
Parade will be cancelled in the case of rain, Yasurai dance at Yasurai shrine is held even in case of rain.
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You can see the parade from any area around Imamiya Shrine, especially an orderly-lined can be seen in front of the aburi mochi shop and the road approaching the shrine from the east gate of Imamiya shrine.
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