祇園祭宵山ガイド2022 前祭(copied)

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update date: 2023.08.18

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  • Subway Tozai Line(Nijo Mae) Subway Tozai Line(Nijo Mae)

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    Karasuma Oike Sta. Station Facilities Train Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line Station Information Station Facilities and Premises (Japanese Website) Temporary service information Due to the expected large number of visitors to the Gion Festival, extra trains will be running on the Karasuma and Tozai lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway. Date Saturday, July 15, 2023 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Number of increase, etc. Saturday, July 15, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Sunday, July 16, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Karasuma Line 10 additional round trips(approx. 8:00-14:00) *On the 17th, only the Karasuma Line will run extra trains. Please note that the regular schedule will be partially changed due to the extra service. The last train will operate as usual. Click here for details((Japanese Website)) (Kyoto City Transportation BureauHP)

  • Subway Tozai Line(Kyoto City Hall) Subway Tozai Line(Kyoto City Hall)

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    Kyoto City Hall Sta. StationFacilities Train Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line StationInformation Station Facilities and Premises (Japanese Website) Temporary service information Due to the expected large number of visitors to the Gion Festival, extra trains will be running on the Karasuma and Tozai lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway. Date Saturday, July 15, 2023 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Number of increase, etc. Saturday, July 15, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Sunday, July 16, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Karasuma Line 10 additional round trips(approx. 8:00-14:00) *On the 17th, only the Karasuma Line will run extra trains. Please note that the regular schedule will be partially changed due to the extra service. The last train will operate as usual. Click here for details(Japanese Website) (Kyoto City Transportation Bureau HP)

  • Hankyu Railway(Omiya) Hankyu Railway(Omiya)

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    Ōmiya Sta. Temporary service information Hankyu Kyoto Line will operate special trains on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 to provide a convenient way to return home from the Gion Festival. Please note that the departure and arrival times of some trains will be changed to accommodate the extra trains. Please note that the departure and arrival times of some trains will be changed. Train Hankyu-Kyoto Line Access Approximately 20 minutes from Shijo-Karasuma Train Operation Train Status Information Station Information Station Guide (Japanese Website)

  • Hankyu Railway(Karasuma) Hankyu Railway(Karasuma)

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    Karasuma Sta. Temporary service information Hankyu Kyoto Line will operate special trains on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 to provide a convenient way to return home from the Gion Festival. Please note that the departure and arrival times of some trains will be changed to accommodate the extra trains. Please note that the departure and arrival times of some trains will be changed. Train Hankyu-Kyoto Line Train Operation Train Status Information Station Information Station Guide Temporary Train Information Temporary Timetable (Japanese Website)

  • Hankyu Railway(Kawaramachi) Hankyu Railway(Kawaramachi)

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    Kyoto-kawaramachi Sta. Temporary service information Hankyu Kyoto Line will operate special trains on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 to provide a convenient way to return home from the Gion Festival. Please note that the departure and arrival times of some trains will be changed to accommodate the extra trains. Please note that the departure and arrival times of some trains will be changed. Train Hankyu-Kyoto Line Train Operation Train Status Information Station Information Station Guide Temporary Train Information Temporary Timetable (Japanese Website)

  • Keihan Railway(Gion) Keihan Railway(Gion)

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    Gion-shijo Sta. Temporary service information During the Gion-Saki-matsuri Festival Yoiyama period (Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16), a special service will be available on the "Keihan Railway timetable for Gion-Shijo Station, Tambabashi, Chushojima, and Osaka". Please see below for details. Train Keihan Mian Line TemporaryTrainInformation Temporary Timetable (currently in preparation) (Japanese Website) Train Operation Train Operation Information Station Information Station Facilities and Premises

  • Keihan Railway(Sanjo) Keihan Railway(Sanjo)

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    Sanjo Sta. Temporary service information During the Gion-Saki-matsuri Festival Yoiyama period (Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16), a special service will be available on the "Keihan Railway timetable for Gion-Shijo Station, Tambabashi, Chushojima, and Osaka". Please see below for details. Train Keihan Railway TemporaryTrainInformation Temporary Timetable (currently in preparation) (Japanese Website) Train Operation Train Operation Information Station Information Station Facilities and Premises

  • Subway Karasuma Line(Gojo) Subway Karasuma Line(Gojo)

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    Gojo Sta. StationFacilities Train Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line Access Approximately 20 minutesfrom Shijo-Karasuma Station Information Station Facilities and Premises (Japanese Website) Temporary service information Due to the expected large number of visitors to the Gion Festival, extra trains will be running on the Karasuma and Tozai lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway. Date Saturday, July 15, 2023 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Number of increase, etc. Saturday, July 15, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Sunday, July 16, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Karasuma Line 10 additional round trips(approx. 8:00-14:00) *On the 17th, only the Karasuma Line will run extra trains. Please note that the regular schedule will be partially changed due to the extra service. The last train will operate as usual. Click here for details(Japanese Website)(Kyoto City Transportation Bureau HP)

  • Subway Karasuma Line(Shijo) Subway Karasuma Line(Shijo)

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    Shijo Sta. Station Facilities Train Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line Station Information Station Facilities and Premises (Japanese Website) Temporary service information Due to the expected large number of visitors to the Gion Festival, extra trains will be running on the Karasuma and Tozai lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway. Date Saturday, July 15, 2023 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Number of increase, etc. Saturday, July 15, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Sunday, July 16, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Karasuma Line 10 additional round trips(approx. 8:00-14:00) *On the 17th, only the Karasuma Line will run extra trains. Please note that the regular schedule will be partially changed due to the extra service. The last train will operate as usual. Click here for details(Japanese Website)(Kyoto City Transportation Bureau HP)

  • Karasuma & Tozai Line(Karasuma Oike) Karasuma & Tozai Line(Karasuma Oike)

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    Karasuma Oike Sta. Station Facilities Train Kyoto City SubwayKarasuma & Tozai Line Station Information Station Facilities and Premises (Japanese Website) Temporary service information Due to the expected large number of visitors to the Gion Festival, extra trains will be running on the Karasuma and Tozai lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway. Date Saturday, July 15, 2023 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Number of increase, etc. Saturday, July 15, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Sunday, July 16, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Karasuma Line 10 additional round trips(approx. 8:00-14:00) *On the 17th, only the Karasuma Line will run extra trains. Please note that the regular schedule will be partially changed due to the extra service. The last train will operate as usual. Click here for details(Japanese Website) (Kyoto City Transportation Bureau HP)

  • Subway Tozai Line(Sanjo Keihan) Subway Tozai Line(Sanjo Keihan)

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    Sanjo Keihan Sta. Station Facilities Train Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line Station Information Station Facilities and Premises (Japanese Website) Temporary service information Due to the expected large number of visitors to the Gion Festival, extra trains will be running on the Karasuma and Tozai lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway. Date Saturday, July 15, 2023 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Number of increase, etc. Saturday, July 15, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Sunday, July 16, 2023 Karasuma Line 23 additional round trips (approx. 11:00 - 24:00) Tozai Line 2 additional round trips(approx. 21:00 - 24:00) Monday, July 17, 2023 (National Holiday) Karasuma Line 10 additional round trips(approx. 8:00-14:00) *On the 17th, only the Karasuma Line will run extra trains. Please note that the regular schedule will be partially changed due to the extra service. The last train will operate as usual. Click here for details(Japanese Website) (Kyoto City Transportation Bureau HP)

  • TAISHI YAMA TAISHI YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade When the imperial prince Shotoku (574-622 A.D.) commissioned the construction of Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka, he went in to the mountains and collected material for its erection by himself. Based on this story, instead of pine, which all the other floats use, cedar was chosen to build this float. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    15th < AYAGASA HOKO 17th   TSUKI HOKO >

  • URADE YAMA URADE YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float is based on the story that Empress Jingu (169-269 A.D.) tried fortunetelling to see if she could win in the coming battle and caught a sweet fish as a sign of triumph. The sacred deity on the float wears a long golden hat and has a fishing pole in her right hand and the captured fish in her left. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    19th < TORO YAMA 21th   HOKA HOKO >

  • AYAGASA HOKO AYAGASA HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade This is one of the floats that still retain the oldest form of an umbrella. The large vermillion umbrella is carried by people accompanied by musicians playing gongs, drums and flutes while dancing in long red wigs. Six young boys, Chigo, walk in front of the float. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    14th < HOSHO YAMA 16th   TAISHI YAMA >

  • ABURATENJIN YAMA ABURATENJIN YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float carries the deity that has been worshipped in the local community for many generations. The name of the float comes from the street the shrine is located on:Aburanokoji. A small shrine hall covered with gold leaf is set up on the float which has a vermillion shrine gate at the front. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    9th < NIWATORI HOKO 11th   MOSO YAMA >

  • TOKUSA YAMA TOKUSA YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade The float derives from an old Japanese song called "Tokusa". The figure represents a man whose son was kidnapped. After that , the man had a lonely life in the province of Shinano(present-day Nagano prefecture). He made a living from cutting rushes in the area. The figure wears a straw skirt and holds rushes in his left hand and a sickle in the right. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    7th < SHIJOKASA HOKO 9th   NIWATORI HOKO >

  • NAGINATA HOKO NAGINATA HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade The float takes its name from the long large pole and blade (naginata) attached to the roof. Naginata Hoko always leads the procession, not joining in the drawing to decide the order of the procession. This float always goes first, Also, Naginata Hoko is the only float among the 33 that has a real child riding atop as its sacred symbol (chigo).Chigo cuts the ceremonial rope (shimenawa) to start the procession. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival 2nd   YAMABUSHI YAMA >

  • KANKO HOKO KANKO HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade The name of the float comes from an ancient story about a famous Chinese politician, Moshokun, who lived in the 3rd century B.C. A crecent moon and mountain (triangular shaped) on the roof represent the darkness in the mountains when Moshokun, pressed for time to reach the battlefield, mimicked a rooster’s crow so that the mountain gate would be opened even though it was not yet dawn. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    4th < ASHIKARI YAMA 6th   KAKKYO YAMA >

  • NIWATORI HOKO NIWATORI HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade The origin of this float is based on an ancient legend in China. There was a large drum beaten during legal disputes but it wasn't used for many years as the country enjoyed longterm peace. During this time, moss grew on the drum and a hen took up residence – hence, this float represents peace. The symbol atop the float is representing the egg in the drum. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    8th < TOKUSA YAMA 10th   ABURATENJIN YAMA >

  • KIKUSUI HOKO KIKUSUI HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade The name of this float comes from Kikusui Well , a well in the neighborhood. A shiny gold chrysanthemum flower carving adorns the roof, while the legendary hermit, Hoso, is the sacred symbol.The float was restored in 1952 and still retains its form from that time. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    12th < ARARETENJIN YAMA 14th   HOSHO YAMA >

  • TSUKI HOKO TSUKI HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float has a symbol of the crescent moon (tsuki) on top, hence its name. There is a small figure of Tsukiyomi (the Moon deity) in the middle of the sacred pole atop the float. The interior ceiling bears a painting of flowers and plants by Okyo Maruyama (1733-1795). The body of the float is decorated with beautiful carpets from India and Turkey. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    16th < TAISHI YAMA 18th   HAKUGA YAMA >

  • HOKA HOKO HOKA HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade The float's name originates from the figure of the Buddhist monk named Hoka enshrined in the middle of the sacred pole. The symbol at the hoko top represents rays from the sun, moon and stars that light the world. The body of the float is decorated with carpets from India and Persia, bearing delicate flower patterns. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    20th < URADE YAMA 22th   IWATO YAMA >

  • FUNE HOKO FUNE HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade Based on a legend about Empress Jingu (169-269 A.D.), the float bears the figure of a ship. A golden figure of an imaginary bird is attached to the front of the ship and the helm depicts a traditional flying dragon pattern decoration. There is a figure of the empress as well as three other deities, Isora, Sumiyoshi and Kashima, enshrined on the float. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    22th < IWATO YAMA

  • IWATO YAMA IWATO YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade The origin of this float derives from an ancient Japanese legend that the deity, Amaterasu Omikami, who is believed to have created Japan, was born in a cave. Unlike other Yama floats (i.e. carried on the shoulders of people), this float has wheels, like Hoko floats, and is pulled by people. Since this Yama float doesn't have a place to set the sacred pine tree like a general Hoko float, the tree is directly attached to the roof. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    21th < HOKA HOKO 23th   FUNE HOKO >

  • KAKKYO YAMA KAKKYO YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float is based on an ancient story in China about a man named Kakkyo. Kakkyo was very poor and couldn't afford to feed his family, consisting of his wife, child and mother. One day, he decided to abandon the child and dug a hole to bury him. While he was digging the hole, he discovered a pile of gold that enabled them all to live happily. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    5th < KANKO HOKO 7th   SHIJOKASA HOKO >

  • YAMABUSHI YAMA YAMABUSHI YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade The deity enshrined on this float represents a Buddhist monk who is said to have corrected the leaning Yasaka Pagoda with his mysterious power. The figure represents the time when he is about to enter Mount Omine for severe Buddhist training and he holds a Buddhist rosary in his left hand and an ax in his right as well as having a conch shell horn on his hip. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    1st < NAGINATA HOKO 3rd   HAKURAKUTEN YAMA >

  • SHIJOKASA HOKO SHIJOKASA HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade This type of float, which takes the form of a traditional umbrella, is regarded as an old form of float.The large umbrella is gorgeously decorated with sacred paper pieces and a pine tree on the top, and people dressed in traditional costumes parade alongside. The origin of this float dates back to the 15th century, though it was restored in 1985. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    6th < KAKKYO YAMA 8th   TOKUSA YAMA >

  • HOSHO YAMA HOSHO YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float is based on a romance between a court noble man, Yasumasa Hirai (11th century), and a female court servant, Izumi Shikibu. The figure on the float represents the scene where Yasumasa broke a branch of a plum tree from one of the imperial palace buildings to present to her. Based on their love story, a goodluck charm (a talisman) for compatible matchmaking is sold during the Yoi-yama festival nights. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    13th < KIKUSUI HOKO 15th   AYAGASA HOKO >

  • HAKURAKUTEN YAMA HAKURAKUTEN YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade The figures on this float represent a scene in which a Chinese poet, Bai Juyi (772-846), is asking a question about Buddhist philosophy to the Zen Buddhist monk, Dorin (741-824). Dorin sits on the pine tree holding a Buddhist rosary and a horsehair flapper in his hands while Bai Juyi stands wearing a formal Chinese hat and holding a scepter. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    2nd < YAMABUSHI YAMA 4th   ASHIKARI YAMA >

  • ASHIKARI YAMA ASHIKARI YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float is based on the classical Japanese song, "Ashikari." An old man lived alone by the sea cutting rushes, as he was separated from his wife for some reason, but he was finally able to meet her again. This float represents the harmonious relationship of a married couple after a long period of separation. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    3rd < HAKURAKUTEN YAMA 5th   KANKO HOKO >

  • HAKUGA YAMA HAKUGA YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float is based on the story about the Chinese harp player, Hakuga, and his friend during the age of China's Zhou dynasty (3rd-11th century B.C.). When the friend passed away, Hakuga was so sad that he decided to stop playing the harp forever. The figure on the float represents the scene in which Hakuga holds an ax in his hand and is about to destroy his harp. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    17th < TSUKI HOKO 19th   TORO YAMA >

  • MOSO YAMA MOSO YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float is also known as Takenoko (Bamboo Shoot) Yama. The deity represents a scene in an ancient Chinese legend where the famous scholar, Moso (3rd century), managed to discover a bamboo shoot under the ground which he wished to present to his sick mother. The deity wears a traditional Chinese costume and bears the bamboo shoots covered with snow and a spear on his left shoulder. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    10th < ABURATENJIN YAMA 12th   ARARETENJIN YAMA >

  • ARARETENJIN YAMA ARARETENJIN YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade In the early 16th century, the city of Kyoto was almost completely burnt to the ground by a large fire. However, non-seasonal hail (Sometimes called arare in Japanese) suddenly fell around the city and quenched the fire. A small figure of Buddha was discovered in the hail and people enshrined it as the precious guardian of the community which is worshipped as the deity of this float. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    11th < MOSO YAMA 13th   KIKUSUI HOKO >

  • TORO YAMA TORO YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade In the 14th century, when Japan's political power was divided, there was a war between two political powers. This float was made as a tribute to the samurai named Takasuke Shijo, who fought against the Ashikaga army and died in the war. His courage was associated with an ancient Chinese story related to a brave mantis. This float has a large mantis puppet on the top. What is the Gion Matsuri Festival? The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of the three greatest local festivals in Japan.The other two are the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo and Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka. Among these the Gion Matsuri may be said to be the largest and most luxurious festival. It is held annually from July 1 to 31 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Jinja Shrine.The highlights of this celebration take place on the 17th (Former or Saki Matsuri Festival) and the 24th (Latter or Ato Matsuri Festival) when the processions of total 34 floats are demonstrated along the main streets of the city. All of Kyoto is in festive mood during this period. Houses along the route of procession are usually open to the public where people can enjoy many screens and other treasures of true Japanese culture which have been handed down through generations on display.Hence, this event is also called Byobu Matsuri, the Screen Festival. KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Let's visit the Gion Festval! Press the image to open in a new window. It is a Manga to introduce the Gion festival    18th < HAKUGA YAMA 20th   URADE YAMA >