Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kyoto: Ho-Taiko Hanami Gyoretsu

Cherry-blossom viewing Procession, featuring a parade of people clad in gorgeous costumes of Momoyama period (1573-1603?) marching under the cherry blossoms.

Schedule & Key events:

Location: Daigo-ji Temple, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

(1) From JR Kyoto Sta., take JR Tokaido Honsen Line to Yamashina Sta., and change to Tozai Subway Line to Daigo Sta.(Exit 2), and then walk 10 min. (2) From JR Kyoto Sta., walk 1 min. to Hotel Keihan, and then take Keihan bus to Daigoji 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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