At Heian-Shrine from 2pm ; men in elaborate Heian-era court costumes play kemari,a traditional court ball game.
At Ebisu-Shrine ; the party is held for Ebisu. Ebisu is patron deity of merchants and one of the beloved Shichi Fuku Jin(Seven Luck Gods).
people go to pray for a prosperous year.
At Kitano-Tenmangu-Shrine ; this festival features colourful plums and geisha. It's a open-air tea ceremony, and provides great photo opportunities.
Geisha ,which is Kyoto's major traditional entertainment, does a series of dances (Miyako-odori , Kyo-Odori , Kitano-Odori, and Kamogawa-Odori).
At Shimogamo-Shrine ; This horse and archery event is held annually.
It functions as a preliminary, purification ritual of the Aoi-Matsuri festival.
One of Kyoto's major festivals , the Aoi Matsuri is held on the 15th.There are700-meter procession of carts and people dressed in authentic historical.
For four-and-a-half months, from about May 1st restaurants along the west side of the kamogawa River set up outdoor dining platforms called yuka.
17July; perhaps the most renowned of all Japanese festivals. Yamaboko-junko parade of over 30 giant floats is held with the accompaniment of flutes, drums and gongs. On the three evenings preceding the 17th , people gather on Shijo-dori to look at the floats and carouse from one street stall to the next.Most of them wear kimono. Gion Matsuri was initiated in AD 869.
The east side of Gojo Street becomes a giant pottery market, with over 500 artists selling their wares.
This performes bid farewell for the souls of ancestors. The main fire is the character for dai, or great , on Daimonji-yama , which is lit first, after which the others are lit at 10-minute intervals , working from left to right The first fire is lit at 8pm.
At the night of the harvest full moon in September, Daikakuji Temple, throws an ancient and elaborate moon viewing party. As the part of the celebrations a number of boats move out into the center of Osawa Pond.
It is one of Kyoto's big three festival. The origin of this festival is 1895. More than 2000 people are dressed in costumes . It is ranging from the 8th to the 19th centuries parade from the Imperial Palace to Heian-jingu.
Second Sunday in November ; At Arashiyama a procession of boats moves along the Oi-gawa.
at Yasaka-Jinja ;the sacred fire-kindling festival named for the herb burned in lanterns.