Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Yasaka-jinja Reisai

The highlights of this annual festivall is Azuma Asobi, a graceful court dance of the Heian Period (794-1185).

Schedule & key events:
from 10 a.m.: Azuma Asobi on the Buden stage, following the ritual

Location: Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

(1) From JR Kyoto Station, take municipal bus No. 206 to Gion Bus Stop (15 min.) (2) Keihan Honsen Line to Gion Shijo Station, 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.