Aoi Matsuri 葵祭

Between horses and hollyhocks

A sight to see... as a procession of about five hundred richly dressed locals marches on May 15 through Kyoto's main streets!


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    from Kyoto Imperial Palace, Imadegawa station on the Karasuma metro line or bus to Karasuma-Imadegawa stop, then Shimogamo-jinja shrine, 8 minutes walk from Demachiyanagide station, Keihan line or municipal bus lines no. No. 4 or No. 205 Shimogamo-jinja-mae stop, then finally Kamigamo-jinja, take city bus number 4 to Kamigamojinja Mae or Kamigamo misonobashi stop.
  • Price

    free.
  • Access

    May 15, from 10:30 a.m. to around 5 p.m.

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