Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Kurama-no-Himatsuri

Fire Festival. Long rows of balefire are lit up, and gaily-dressed children march along the street bearing burning torches in their hands, followed by adults bearing larger ones.

Schedule & Key events:
from 6 p.m.: Balefire are lit up on Kurama-Kaido Street

Location: Yuki-jinja Shrine,, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

Eizan Kurama Line to Kurama 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.