Kyoto: Kifune Matsuri

Annual festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is izumo kagura (a spectacular Shinto dance slaughtering giant serpents) performance.

Schedule & Key events:
from 1 p.m.: Parade of mikoshi (portable shrine) from the shrine to Okunomiya Shrine & Izumo kagura performance.

Location: Kifune-jinja Shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

From JR Kyoto Station, take municipal bus No. 17 to Demachi-yanagi Bus Stop, and change to Eizan Kurama Line to Kibune-guchi Station. From there, (1) walk 30 min.; (2) take Kyoto bus No. 33 to Kibune Bus Stop, and then walk 5 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.