Aoi Matsuri Festival

Event Time: 10:30 am / Event Location: Kyoto

Aoi Matsuri takes place on May 15 of this year. It is the annual festival of Kamigamo and Shimogamo Shrines. Its origins date back to the late 8th Century C.E. and is referenced in the first Japanese novel The Tale of Genji.


Kyoto Garden Tours

Event Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am / Event Location: Kyoto city

Come explore the countryside of Kyoto on one of our Garden Tours and discover why tourists call Kyoto “the Rome of Asia” during cherry blossom season. Visit the receptionist any time to make your appointment!


Kyoto Hannaryz Basketball Game

Event Time: 20:00 / Event Location: Kyoto

The Kyoto Hannaryz, Kyoto’s distinguished basketball team, plays the Ryukyu Golden Kings next Saturday, May 24. The Hannaryz currently stand 2nd in the Western Conference of the Kyoto Prefecture league. The team looks to continue its climb toward the number 1 seed for this season’s playoffs.  Come out and enjoy the show!!


Takigi Noh Night-time Performance at Heian Shrine

Event Time: 17:30 / Event Location: Heian Shrine

Kyoto’s Takigi Noh theatre performances are one of the city’s most popular events; On both days, three major Noh schools (Kanze, Kongo, Okura) will perform these slow-moving, mysterious plays on a special fire-lit, outdoor stage set up in Heian Shrine.


Yasaka Shrine Reisai Festival

Event Time: 10:00 / Event Location: Yasaka Shrine

This annual ceremony and dance performance, based on a dance style that was developed by the Heian imperial court, is highly recommended.


Kamogawa Odori at Pontocho Kaburenjo Theatre

Event Time: 12:30 pm / Event Location: Kyoto, Japan

The Pontocho maiko and geiko (geisha) will perform their yearly dance for Spring 2014.

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