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Kyoto: Shunki Reitaisai

Annual Festival of the shrine, highlighted by a game of Kemari, played by the shrine priests, who loft a small ball with their insteps.

Schedule & Key events:
from 11:30 a.m.: Kemari game

Location: Shiramine-jingu Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

(1) From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. 9 to Horikawa Imadegawa Bus Stop (2) Karasuma Subway Line to Imadegawa Sta. (Exit 4), and then walk 8 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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