Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Mifune Matsuri

Boat Festival, held on Oi River near Arashiyama. This festival features "Ofuna-asobi" (which literally means playing & pleasure on the boat), in which people wearing various costumes of Heian period (794-1185) play and pleasure over 20 kinds of various Japanese traditional performing arts including Bugaku, tea ceremony and the like on the gaily decorated floating boats.

Schedule & Key events:
1 p.m.-3 p.m. "Ofuna-asobi" on Oi River near Togetsukyo Bridge

Location: Oi River,, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

Togetsukyo Bridge: Keifuku Arashiyama Honsen Line or Hankyu Arashiyama Line to Arashiyama Sta.

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.