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Exposition Kyotographie 2021


KYOTOGRAPHY is the Kyoto International Photography Festival, now recognized as one of the world's leading photographic events.

Pruniers en fleurs à Kitano Tenmangû

Baikasai in Kitano Tenmangu

Kitano Tenmangu plums are sought after throughout Kansai, and the blooming of the 1,500 plum blossoms is a very popular sight!

Miyako odori

Miyako Odori

Miyako Odori, one of Kyoto's most popular festivals, invites you to pay tribute to these small pink-tinted flowers.

Les geisha rendent visite en petit groupe aux commerçants du quartier de Gion

The August 1 Hassaku Ceremony


Arashiyama Hanatouro

Arashiyama Hanatôro

Roads filled with flowers and light...This is the meaning of the term Hanatouro.

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Kodaiji Temple Illuminations & Projection Mapping

Three times a year in spring, summer and autumn, Kodaiji Temple is illuminated at night and stages a 3-minute projection mapping show.

Jidai Matsuri

Jidai Matsuri

Like Rome, Kyoto didn't happen in a day. The two thousand participants parading during the Jidai Matsuri honor the memory of the great figures who helped shape the city's long history.

Daimon-ji Gozan Okuribi

Daimon-ji Gozan Okuribi

In summer, the humidity of Kyoto loosens its imprint at dusk.

Parade du Aoi matsuri à Kyoto au mois de mai

Aoi Matsuri

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

Seiryuue Festival


The impressive Kiyomizu-dera, a temple on magnificent stilts, offers a spectacle three times a year worthy of a visit to celebrate the dragon god Seiryu.

The parent colorful LED several buildings in the Higashiyama district in Kyoto.

Hanatôro Higashiyama

Every March, generally the second week, the Higashiyama district is adorned with two thousand five hundred lanterns placed on the ground which illuminate the alleys and other remar

The hanabi (fireworks) outside Japan, gathering people whose Japanese delight.


Fireworks explode in the sky and reflect off the night waters under the gaze of a packed crowd. Summer fireworks are a tradition in Japan.

The fireworks Kameoka (August 7), in the suburbs of Kyoto.

Kameoka Fireworks

Less than 20 minutes by train from Kyoto in Kameoka, peace illuminates the sky with a magnificent fireworks display.

Gion Matsuri

Gion Matsuri

This major tourist attraction, a popular festival but more specifically an ancestral celebration, is one of the most famous Japanese festivals.

Poster of the 65th festival Takigi Noh in Kyoto.

The Takigi Noh Festival

Noh theater is even more subtle and mysterious when performed on the dark, nighttime backgdrop of Heian Jingu Shrine.

Ichi Touki

Touki Ichi

Brought back from China in the 13th century by a craftsman by the name of KATO Shirozaemon, the techniques for creating ceramics had immense success in Japan.

Nippon to Asobu

Nippon to Asobo

Clamour of the street, children running, families walking around to the rhythm of the shows that resonate in the city... Celebrate peace in Japan and harmony with

Kyo Odori

Kyo odori

The curtain rises on porcelain dolls as The Kyo Odori celebrates the arrival of spring with songs and dances performed by geiko (geisha) and apprentices, maik

Sai baika

Baika Sai


Sweet habit, every 25 of the month, to go to the flea market of Kitano Tenmangu. On February 25, however, a charming tea ceremony, a nodate, a little more occasional.


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Daimonji Festival Kyoto

Daimonji Festival Kyoto, Kyoto. Read about the August Daimonji Festival held in Kyoto where various hills in Kyoto are lit up with burning kanji characters.

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Kurama Fire Festival

Fire Festival Kurama, Kyoto. Read about the October Fire Festival held in Kurama, Kyoto.

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Yoiyama Festival & Gion Matsuri

Yoiyama Festival is part of Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and takes places on July 16 every year - read a guide to Yoiyama and the Gion Matsuri.

Kurama Matsuri

Kurama no Hi Matsuri

A matsuri (festival) in glowing flames and colorful lights is to be discovered in the charming mountain village of Kurama, just half an hour from the center of Kyoto.

Fireworks Yagi

Yagi fireworks

Colorful and luminous water lanterns, followed by fireworks: in Yagi, mid-August is marked by superb ceremonies.

Fireworks over the Uji River

Uji river fireworks

The city of Genji Monogatari offers a nice fireworks display (August 10) on the banks of the Ujigawa, more intimate and convivial than the major events of the genre.


Tanabata to Kyoto

Lovebirds from all over the world gather to Kyoto to embrace each other under pastel cherry trees or flaming maples.

Kamogawaodori is a geisha performances, apprentices and confirmed in Pontocho Kaburenjo theater in Kyoto.

Kamogawa Odori

Since 1872, the Pontochô Kaburenjo theater has been hosting “the dances of the Kamo river” - the one that winds slowly through the Pontochô district - one month a year at the end of spring (variabl

Aoi Matsuri, Kyoto.

Aoi Festival Kyoto May 15

The AOi Festival takes place annually on May 15 and involves a procession in period costume between Shimo and Kamogamo shrines.