Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Kushi Matsuri

Comb Festival featuring a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day and in clothes reflecting those eras. If it rains, the parade will be canceled.

Schedule & Key events:
from 1 p.m.: Ceremony
from 2 p.m.: Parade from the shrine, proceeding in the neighborhood of the shrine

Location: Yasui Konpira-gu Shrine and others, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 206 to Higashiyama Yasui Bus Stop, and then walk 1 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.