Kyoto

Best 7 Festivals & Events in Kyoto, June, 2018

The most attractive and popular sightseeing spot in Japan- Kyoto. There are lots of temples and shrines, cultural events, street view, nature to visit. You can enjoy not only sightseeing but also some event that help you enjoy art and nature. Your trip should be more fun when you attend these events. Today, we will introduce recommended events held in June.

Events that we can enjoy the nature.

1.Kamogawa Noryodoko – May 1st ~ September 30th in 2018.

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When it comes to summer in Kyoto, it would be Nouryodoko in Kamo River. About hundreds of restaurants standing on riverside set up the Nouryodoko (it’s like a balcony). We can enjoy having dishes and drinking while feeling the sound of river stream and breeze. It is one of the traditional way to enjoy summer of Kyoto. And in every year of May 25th, 「Nouryodoko Kiyoharaishiki」will be held nearby Shijo Ohashi on Kamo River. This event is praying for rich business and health of family. Nouryodoko is installed over the river in hot September. We can enjoy not only cool air but also good dishes. The dishes would be mostly Japanese Kaiseki, but currently we can also enjoy Italian, French, Chinese, and Thai dishes. Let’s enjoy summer of Kyoto at Noryodoko.

Schedule

・Date and time
・Each event’s schedule

May 1st ~ September 30th in 2018.

※Holiday and business hour differ depending on the restaurant. Please ask to each restaurant.

Access & Address

・Location
Kamo River(Nijo ~ Gojo)

・The name of closest station, the required time and transportation from the closest station.
Just nearby Hankyu Kawaramachi Station.

・The name of terminal station, and the rough time required from the terminal station.
About 15 min by bus and train from Kyoto station.

・Address: Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
・Map

Price & Reservation

The price differ depending on the restaurant.

Need to reserve.

Official website

http://www.kyoto-yuka.com

2.Kifune Kawadoko – May 1st ~ September 30th in 2018.

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The attractive point of Kawadoko over the river in Kifune is that the Kawadoko is so close to the river that we can touch the water when we reach out. In Kawadoko in Kifune, we can enjoy the total getaway from the terrible humidity, hot and abnormal weather in the city. There are full of nature and cool breezing that make us feel very cool and refreshing even in terrible hot summer season. In the season, 16 of Kawadoko will be installed over the river in Kifune. Here is 5~10 degrees in lower temperature than the central city of Kyoto. We do not need the air-conditioner even in summer season. They serve wild vegetable dishes and Ayu dishes as Kawadoko dishes. We can also see beautiful valley in the beginnings of summer. Let’s have quaint time in cool Japanese Zashiki. We are supposed to have dishes inside of the restaurant when it’s rain. And some restaurant have the shuttle bus service from Kifuneguchi station, so let’s send them inquiry.

Schedule

・Date and time
・Each event’s schedule
May 1st ~ September 30th in 2018.

The price differ depending on the restaurant.

Access & Address

・Location
Kifunekawa

・The name of closest station, the required time and transportation from the closest station.
5 min walk from「Kifune」bus stop.

・The name of terminal station, and the rough time required from the terminal station.
About 1 hour by walk and bus from Kyoto station.

・Address: Kifunecho, Kurama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
・Map

Price & Reservation

Differ depending on the restaurant.
Reservation is required.

Official website

http://kibune.jp/omise/

3.Hotaru Night Park – May 26th ~ June 10th in 2018

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Uji city botanical garden has the hugest three-dimensional flowerbed. The gross area is 10ha. In the garden, there are wall fountain and Kanal as an axis, 「The tapestry of water and flower」that is the hugest three-dimensional flowerbed in Japan in front side of the garden. Moreover there are also autumn zone that has beautiful autumn leaves and tree nuts in north-east side, spring zone that has seasonal flowers in south-west side, summer zone that has exhibition of Oguraike Karen. We can enjoy watching Tropical and subtropical plants in green rest room throughout the year.
In addition, in the early summer season, they open the park at night time to allow us to enjoy watching firefly. We can observe firefly in this full on nature. The firefly is said that they fly in different way depending on the weather and period. During the firefly season, we can use free shuttle bus from Uji City Hall to Botanical Garden. And to busy time, the entry would be limited because of being safe. Taking photo is prohibited in night time.

Schedule

・Date and time
・Each event’s schedule
May 26th ~ June 10th in 2018 / 9:00~21:30(Last entry is until 21:00)

※Regular holiday is supposed to be every Monday.

Access & Address

・Location
Uji city Botanical Park

・The name of closest station, the required time and transportation from the closest station.
Just nearby 「Botanical Park」bus stop

・The name of terminal station, and the rough time required from the terminal station.
About 1 hour by train and walk from Kyoto station.

・Address: 25-1, Hakkenyanadni, Hirono-cho, Uji-shi, Kyoto
・Map

Price & Reservation

Entrance fee is required.
Adult(Older than high school students)500 yen
Children(Junior high school students)250 yen 
Night park / fee(After 16:00)Adult 300 yen, Child 150 yen

No need to reserve.

Official website

http://www.uji-citypark.jp/botanical/

Traditional culture and historical event.

4.Spring special exhibition「Oshakasan world-The person who became Buddha-」 - April. 21st ~ June 17th in 2018.

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The unique exhibition「Oshakasan world-The person who became Buddha-」will be held in In Ryukoku university, Ryukoku museum. It is the life story of the origin of Buddhism - Gautama Siddhartha. He was born in India about 2500 year ago. How deep do we know about this young thinker? This exhibition shows us the history of Eurasia in about 5th century. BC, the Buddhist Scripture and some works of art, and Siddhartha’s time line of becoming a legend and supernatural as the origin of Buddhism. We could also get some tips of facing various kinds of problems by knowing the person named Siddhartha who has a lot of patience. Let’s feel his life.

Schedule

・Date and time
・Each event’s schedule

April. 21st ~ June 17th in 2018 from 10:00~17:00(The last entry is until 16:30)

※Every Monday is regular holiday except for April 30th.

Access & Address

・Location
Ryukoku University Ryukoku Museum

・The name of closest station, the required time and transportation from the closest station.
2 min walk away from「Nishi Honganjimae」Bus stop

・The name of terminal station, and the rough time required from the terminal station.
12 min by walk from Kyoto Station.

・Address: Horikawa-dori showmen kudaru, Simogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (NishiHonganjimae)
・Map

Price & Reservation

Adult:1200yen、University and high school students: 800yen、Junior high school and elementary school student : 400yen.

No need to reserve.

Official website

http://museum.ryukoku.ac.jp/

5.Daikakuji  Osunahumi Awanokuni Hasshin-no Dojo – May 15th~ June 21st

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Daikaku Temple is the head temple of the Singonshu religion. This temple used to be the villa of Saga Emperor in around 786s. After that, it has been renewed as the temple. So this temple has deep connection to the imperial household, and it’s also called like Sagagosho. And it’s also the place where the imperial people do their job, so the Kyara (the main shrine) has quite elegant atmosphere. This temple has historical worth, and the whole of the temple is designated as historic site. We can experience “Shikoku Hachijuhachikacho Osunafumi” in this elegant Daikaku temple. Osunafumi is the custom that we step on the sand gathered from 88 temples in Shikoku Island, and when we step of the sand, it result in the same benefit as we visit to those 88 temples for ourselves. This time, the sand from 23 temples in Awanokuni that is called 「Hosshin-no-dojo」will be installed. Awanokuni stands for current Tokushima prefecture in Shikoku Island. Let’s go try Osunafumi at Daikaku temple.

Schedule

・Date and time
・Each event’s schedule

May 15th~ June 21st  9:00~16:30

Access & Address

・Location
Daikaku Temple

・The name of closest station, the required time and transportation from the closest station.
Just nearby Daikaku temple bus stop

・The name of terminal station, and the rough time required from the terminal station.
About 33 min by train and walk from Kyoto station

・Address: 4, Saga Osawa-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
・Map

Price & Reservation

Entrance fee / Adult: 500yen
/ High school and junior high school students: 300 yen

※Offering money is not included.

No need to reserve.

Official website

http://www.daikakuji.or.jp

6.Sokoku Temple: The special exhibition in spring season – March 24th ~ June 4th in 2018

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Sokoku temple is the Zenji that is famous for the picture drawn on the ceiling of main shrine called Nakiryu. There is Jotenkaku Art Museum that has Gozan literature collections. This temple has been established in 1338th ~ 1573th by the monk named Musousoseki. In this temple, the important cultural property – Hojo, Yokushitu will be opened to public. In addition, Sokoku temple has Yamamotosokoku temple and another 12 important temples, Rokuon temple, Jijo temple is located different place. About 100 of temples in all over Japan are belong to this Sokoku temple.

Schedule

・Date and time
・Each event’s schedule

March 24th ~ June 4th in 2018  10:00~16:30(The last entry is until 16:00 pm)

※Only April 8th . from 11:00~

Access & Address

・Location
Sokoku Temple

・The name of closest station, the required time and transportation from the closest station.
About 8 min walk from「Imadegawa Station」

・The name of terminal station, and the rough time required from the terminal station.
About 21 min by train and walk from Kyoto Station

・Address: Karasuma Higashihairu, Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
・Map

Price & Reservation

Entrance fee
Adult:800yen, older than 65year old・high school and junior high school students: 700yen, Elementary school students: 400yen

No need to reserve.

Official website

http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/

7.Daitokuji Kourinin Special exhibition in spring season – March 17th~ June 10th in 2018

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Daitokuji Kourinin is the important temple that has main shrine and gate made by architectural style of 1338s ~ 1573s. Especially, grace and calm atmosphere of main shrine, Houjoteien that is recreated by famous garden artist – Kinsaku Nakane is designated as national scenic spot are the must-see. The ceiling of Hiwadabuki is installed lower position than that of current shrine, so it has more stablility and looks grace. By the way, Hiwadabuki is the method of creating the ceiling. They usually use bark of Hinoki. It is Japanese traditional and original method of creating the ceiling. We can also enjoy observing other cultural heritages here. It should be so exciting exhibition for Japanese architecture lovers. Let’s go check now.

Schedule

・Date and time
・Each event’s schedule

March 17th~ June 10th in 2018  Entry/10:00~16:30

Access & Address

・Location
Daitokuji Kurinin

・The name of closest station, the required time and transportation from the closest station.
7 min walk away from「Daitokuji.mae」bus stop.

・The name of terminal station, and the rough time required from the terminal station.
About 30 min by walk and train from Kyoto station.

・Address: Murasakinodaitokuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
・Map

Price & Reservation

Entrance fee / Adult: 600yen、high school and junior high school students: 400yen, Elementary school students: 300yen

No need to reserve.

Official website

http://kyotoshunju.com/

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