A group of boys who have become the age of 15, solemnly go up the steps in line to the shrine for their Genpuku, the traditional initiation ceremony of coming-of-age.
Schedule & Key events:
Location: Kamigamo-jinja Shrine, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 4 to Kamigamo Jinja-mae Bus Stop
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.