Jidai Matsuri (Jidai Festval)

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Jidai Festival is one of the three big Kyoto festivals. Heian Jingu Shrine was built to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the transfer of the national capital to Kyoto in 1895, when this festival began. The two-km-long procession with 2,000 marchers takes an hour and half and exhibits a great historic costumes. The fifes and drums resound in a high and clear autumn sky.

Basic information

Ideal season

Late October



Venue name

Heian Jingu Shrine


97 Nishiten'no-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku Kyoto City

Time held/open

The procession leaves Kyoto Imperial Palace at 12:00, reaches Karasuma-Oike at 12:50 and arrives at Heian Jingu Shrine at 14:30.


Get off Okazaki Koen / Bijutsukan, HeianJingu-mae Bus Stop by Kyoto City Bus
10 minutes walk from Higashiyama Station on the Subway Tozai Line

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Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Contact information


Heian Jingu Shrine


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