Annual Festival of the shrine, highlighted by a game of kemari, played by the shrine priests, who loft a small ball with their insteps.
Schedule & Key events:
from 3 p.m.: Kemari game
from 4 p.m.: Japanese dance by girls
Location: Shiramine-jingu Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
(1) From JR Kyoto Station, take municipal bus No. 9 to Horikawa Imadegawa Bus Stop; (2) Karasuma Subway Line to Imadegawa Station (Exit 4), and then walk 8 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.