Introduction of The Festival

Aoi Matsuri Kyoto City・Kyoto Pref

This is one of the three biggest imperial festivals in Japan and the most important festival of Kamigamo shrine. Since aoi (hollyhocks) are offered at the festival, and all the shrine buildings and attendants are decorated with hollyhocks, the event is known as the Aoi Matsuri. The procession of this festival is 700 meters long and 500 people participate starting from the palace of Kyoto to Kamigamo shrine, and it is like elegant scroll painting.

Category
Parade
Location(s)
Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City Kyoto Imperial Palace
Date(s) of Matsuri
May 15
Contact
Aoi-matsuri Gyoretu Hozonkai (075-354-7650)
Access
Five minutes walk from Subway Imadegawa Station
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Conservation Group
Aoi-matsuri Gyoretu Hozonkai
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