Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Hagi Matsuri

Japanese bush clover Festival. Bush clovers are beautifully planted all over the shrine precincts. Several Japanese traditional performances are scheduled. Fee for tea ceremony is 800JPY or 1,500JPY.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chakai (tea ceremony)
● Sept. 22
from 10:30 a.m.: Kyogen (Noh farce performance) from 11:15 a.m.: Japanese dance and music performances ● Sept. 23 from 11 a.m.: Japanese dance performance from 12:30 p.m.: Iai (art of Japanese sword drawing) from 1 p.m.: Kyudo (Japanese archery demonstration)

Location: Nashinoki-jinja Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 4, 17 or 205 to Furitsu Idai Byoin-mae Bus Stop (20 min.), and then walk 3 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.