2024 Ato-Matsuri - Gion Festival Yoiyama Official Guide

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A digital map is available at the Gion Festival Yoiyama Conference to guide visitors during the Yoiyama period (July 21 to 23). The map provides explanations of each float, displays current location information using GPS, and allows switching between maps to facilitate smooth viewing of the festival.

update date: 2024.07.16

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  • Live Camera(Muromachi) Live Camera(Muromachi) Live Camera

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    Status of Shijo Muromachi intersection Live camera video distribution Real-time video footage of the area in front of the Kyoto Economic Centre (Shijo Street) during the Gion Festival is available for the purpose of congestion and crowds management measures. *From the point of view of protecting personal information, the images taken are distributed with a reduced resolution. In addition, the transmission may temporarily stop due to problems with the internet environment. Please be aware of this beforehand. Delivery date and time Friday, 12 July - Wednesday, 24 July 2024 Kyoto sightseeing comfort level map to help avoid crowds The Kyoto Tourist Comfort Map provides predictions of tourist comfort by time of day around popular tourist spots, real-time information using live camera footage (excluding some spots), as well as attractive tourist spots that are relatively empty even during the day. , provides useful information for sightseeing that avoids crowds. Use the Kyoto sightseeing comfort level map to enjoy a comfortable sightseeing in Kyoto while avoiding crowded times and places.

  • Live Camera(Karasuma) Live Camera(Karasuma) Live Camera

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    Hankyu Karasuma Station West Ticket Gate (Near the connecting passage to Shijo Subway Station) Live camera images are now being distributed. Real-time video footage of the West Gate of Hankyu Karasuma Station during the Gion Festival is available for the purpose of implementing measures to deal with congestion and crowds. *From the viewpoint of protecting personal information, the images taken are distributed with a reduced resolution. In addition, transmission may be temporarily suspended due to problems with the internet environment. Please be aware of this beforehand. Video distribution period Friday, 12 July - Wednesday, 24 July 2024 Kyoto sightseeing comfort level map to help avoid crowds The Kyoto Tourist Comfort Map provides predictions of tourist comfort by time of day around popular tourist spots, real-time information using live camera footage (excluding some spots), as well as attractive tourist spots that are relatively empty even during the day. , provides useful information for sightseeing that avoids crowds. Use the Kyoto sightseeing comfort level map to enjoy a comfortable sightseeing in Kyoto while avoiding crowded times and places.

  • HACHIMAN YAMA HACHIMAN YAMA HACHIMAN YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade People transfer the deity of a local shrine, Hachiman-gu Shrine, to the float during the festival period. The deity is enshrined and well taken care of in the local community hall the rest of the year. The shrine hall attached to the float is shiny and elegant as it is completely covered in real gold leaves. 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 < JOMYO YAMA 9th ENNOGYOJA YAMA >

  • SUZUKA YAMA SUZUKA YAMA SUZUKA YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade The figure on this float represents the legendary female, Suzuka Gongen, who warded off an evil goblin on Suzuka Mountain in Ise province(present - day Mie Prefecture) that was causing suffering to the local people. The figure has a female appearance with a tall gold hat and a large sword in her hand. 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 < KOI YAMA 6th MINAMIKANNON YAMA >

  • ENNOGYOJA YAMA ENNOGYOJA YAMA ENNOGYOJA YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade Three deities are enshrined together on this float: Ennogyoja (Buddhist monk; 634-701), Hitokotonushi and Katsuragi (Japanese gods). It is based on the legend that Ennogyoja made a bridge between the mountains of Katsuragi and Omine, manipulating Hitokotonushi with his mysterious power. 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 < HACHIMAN YAMA 10th TAKA YAMA >

  • KURONUSHI YAMA KURONUSHI YAMA KURONUSHI YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade Based on a classical Japanese song, "Shiga," the figure on the float represents the Heian-period poet, Kuronushi Otomo, as he observes and admires a large cherry blossom tree. It is believed that hanging the cherry blossom decorations from this float at a house entrance can keep away misfortune. 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 < KITAKANNON YAMA 4th KOI YAMA >

  • JOMYO YAMA JOMYO YAMA JOMYO YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This float is based on the ancient historical record, the Heike Monogatari. The figures on the float represent the scene when the Buddhist soldier, Jomyo, tried to reach the battle ground via the Uji River, while another Buddhist soldier, Ichirai, jumped over him and arrived first. 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 < MINAMIKANNON YAMA 8th HACHIMAN YAMA >

  • KOI YAMA KOI YAMA KOI YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade There is an ancient legend in China that a carp can transform into a powerful dragon if it can reach the top of a steep and dangerous waterfall. The float design represents this legend and depicts the figure of a brave carp. There is a vermillion lacquered shrine gate and a small shrine hall on the float where the deity, Susano-o is enshrined. 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 < KURONUSHI YAMA 5th SUZUKA YAMA >

  • HASHIBENKEI YAMA HASHIBENKEI YAMA HASHIBENKEI YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade The figures on this float represent two famous historical figures in Japanese history: the Buddhist soldier, Benkei, and his master, Ushiwakamaru. It depicts a scene when Benkei, wearing armor with a large sword in hand, and Ushiwakamaru, also with a sword in his right hand, battled each other on the Gojo Bridge. 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 KITAKANNON YAMA >

  • KITAKANNON YAMA KITAKANNON YAMA KITAKANNON YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade This pull-style float has two deities: Yoryu Kannon and Idaten. The float is decorated with willow branches for the procession. Two patterns of tapestry, Kannon Karakusa and Unryu, are used for decorating the pillars in alternate years. 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 < HASHIBENKEI YAMA 3rd KURONUSHI YAMA >

  • MINAMIKANNON YAMA MINAMIKANNON YAMA MINAMIKANNON YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade The deity enshrined on the float is the statue of a Buddhist monk from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) sitting in meditation. There are large willow branches set on the float and wooden medicinal balls on the four corners, which are believed to ward off illnesses. 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 < SUZUKA YAMA 7th JOMYO YAMA >

  • OFUNE HOKO OFUNE HOKO OFUNE HOKO

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    Scene at the time of the parade The Fune Hoko float in the Saki Matsuri(Early) Procession is regarded as the ship going to battle, while this Ofune Hoko float is the ship returning from battle. The Ofun Hoko float was damaged in the civil war that broke out in Kyoto on August 20, 1864, and since 1865 this float has not been able to participate in the procession. But the float was successfully revived in 2014, thanks to the great efforts and wishes of the local community. 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 < TAKA YAMA

  • TAKA YAMA TAKA YAMA TAKA YAMA

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    Scene at the time of the parade Takayama, dates back to before the Onin War in the 1460s. This float enshrines the images of a falconer, a master of hounds and a servant who carries a cask on his back, tasting chimaki rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves. Takayama was damaged by heavy rain and wind during the 1826 procession and was unable to participate in following procession. However, thanks to the tremendous efforts of the local community, Takayama was revived in 2022. 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 < ENNOGYOJA YAMA 11th OFUNE HOKO >