Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Shimai Tenjin

Year-end Fair at the shrine, featuring open-air stalls selling New Year's decorations and plum berries which have ripened in this shrine. The fair is as large in scale as the one at To-ji Temple on Dec. 21.

Schedule & Key events:
from dawn to dark

Location: Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 50 or 101 to Kitano Tenman-gu-mae Bus Stop (30 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.

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