Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Shimai Kobo

Year-end Fair at the temple. The fair is held on the 21st every month, but the last fair of the year draws especially large crowds. Open-air stalls selling used Kimono, potted plants, used books, New Year's decorations and the like are set up.

Schedule & Key events:
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: To-ji Temple, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

From JR Kyoto Sta., (1) walk 15 min. (2) take Kintetsu Kyoto Line to Toji Sta., and then walk 10 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.