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Kyoto: Seimei-jinja Reisai

Annual Festival of the shrine. Main event of the festival is Shinko-sai (a parade of mikoshi led by a traditional boys' drums and fifes band, the carriages of the halberds, girls in beautiful attire, and decorated horses), proceeding on the main streets in the neighborhood of the shrine.

Schedule & Key events:
● Sept. 22 from 7 p.m.: Kagura and a lantern parade of children
● Sept. 23 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Shinko-sai (mikoshi parade)

Location: Seimei-jinja Shrine and others, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 9 to Ichijo-Modoribashi Seimei Jinja-mae Bus Stop (20 min.), and then walk 2 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.