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Major annual events in Kyoto.

January 1st


New Years-Hatsu Mode at Fushimi Inari Shrine

February 3rd


Setsubun Sai, A Bean-Throwing Festival at Yoshida Shrine

March 3rd


A Doll Festival at Ichihime Shrine

May 15th


The Hollyhock Festival, Aoi Matsuri, and Parade

July 1st – July 29th


Gion Matsuri

2nd Monday in August


Obon 5 Mountains on Fire Festival

October 22nd


Jidai Remembering the Era’s Festival

November 1st – 10th


Gion Maiko and Geisha dances and performances

December 31st


New Years Eve at Chioin Temple – Giant Bell Ringing event to bring in the New Year