Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Narutaki-no-Daiko Daki

Japanese radishes are cooked in a big pan and served to the visitors at the temple. Admission is 1,000JPY. This festival has its origin in a historical fact: Villagers served boiled radishes to Shinran, the founder of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Pure Land Buddhism, when he visited the temple. It is said that this radish is efficacious against palsy.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Ryotoku-ji Temple, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 26 to Narutaki-Honmachi Bus Stop (45 min.), 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.