Traditional archery contest is held under the eaves of the 120-meter-long hall of the temple. About 2,000 archers, including youths who come of age this year, participate in this event from all over Japan. Admission is free.
Schedule & key events:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Sanjusangen-do Temple, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 100, 206 or 208 to Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae Bus Stop (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.