Kyoto ready for Chrysanthemum Festivals

The Chrysanthemum Festival to celebrate the ninth day of the ninth month will be held at several temples and shrines in Kyoto.

One event will start at 10 a.m. at Kamigamo Shrine ( that can be reached by taking City Bus 4 from Kyoto Station and getting off at Kamigamojinjamae.

Another festival gets underway at 1 p.m. at Kokuzo Horinji Temple (, a five-minute walk from Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Line. The festival at Kurumazaki Shrine ( also starts at 1 p.m. It is a one-minute walk from Kurumazakijinja Station on the Keifuku Line.

Students to perform at Kyoto Concert Hall

Music majors from eight colleges and universities in the Kansai area will perform pieces by Wagner, Faure and Stravinsky on Sept. 23 in Kyoto. Admission is ¥500 for junior high and elementary school students, and ¥1,500 for anybody older.

The venue, Kyoto Concert Hall, is a five-minute walk from Kitayama Station on the Karasuma Line. More details can be found at or by calling 075-711-3231.

World’s street performers featured in Osaka

The 24th Tempozan World Performance Festival will take place Sept. 13 to Sept. 15 in Osaka. Visitors to the festival, which will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, can watch 33 groups of street performers from Japan and abroad.

Admission is free. The venue is Tempozan Harbor Village, a five-minute walk from Osakako Station on the Chuo Line. For details, check out or call 06-6576-5529.

Major pottery show in Seto, Aichi Prefecture

A pottery festival featuring a big sell of items will be held Sept. 13 and 14 in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, a city famous for its ceramics.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. There will be a parade from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a fireworks display from 7:10 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., both on Saturday. The venue is near Owari Seto Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line. For further details, check or phone 0561-88-2541.

Fall festival on tap at Nagoya’s Shirotori Garden

Shirotori Garden in Nagoya will hold a fall festival on Sept. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 15. Visitors can enjoy the Japanese tea ceremony, folk songs, and a moon- and stargazing session.

The garden will be open from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. Admission is ¥300 for high school students and older, and there is a ¥500 charge for the tea ceremony. The garden is a 10-minute walk from Jingunishi Station on the Meijo Line.

For details, visit or dial 052-681-8928.

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