Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Hatsu Tenjin

Year's first fair, featuring street stalls selling used kimono, potted plants, food and other items. The fair is as large in scale as the one at To-ji Temple on Jan. 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 Tenmangu-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.