Ine Matsuri (Ine Festival)

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This is an event that has continued for more than 300 years. It is held to pray for a bumper catch of fish, abundant crops and safe journeys on the ocean. On the eve of the festival vigil, a boat with paper lanterns hung overhead crosses Ine Bay and at the annual celebration, a sairei-sen (a ritual boat) and a kagura-sen (a Shinto music and dance performance boat) sail on the Ine bay. A sword-waving performance is dedicated to the god of the Yasaka shrine. This festival is called "a Gion festival at sea" since visitors can enjoy food stalls on boats.

Basic information

Ideal season

Late July


Late July

Venue name

Yasaka Shrine (Ine-cho)


Hide Ine-cho Yosa-gun


Get off at Ine bus stop (55mins) by Tango Kairiku Kotsu Bus from Amanohashidate Sta. on the KTR Miyatoyo Line

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Contact information


Yasaka Shrine (Ine-cho)


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