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This is Kyoto


Jidai Festival, procession in ancient Japanese costume
|| Aoi Festival
|| Gion Festival
|| Daimonji Gozan Okuribi

From Shinto rituals of the Imperial Court to the simple happenings in the everyday lives of the citizens, the face of Kyoto's long history and changing eras can be seen in the diversity of its events. The grace of the Aoi Festival, the splendor of the Gion Festival, the color of the Jidai Festival, the poetry of Daimonji Gozan Okuribi - through their rich and distinguished history, each lends a particular excitement to life in Kyoto.

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