Parade float during the Gion Matsuri Festival © Sergii Rudiuk / Shutterstock.com
Held in mid-July, the Gion Maturi is Kyoto’s biggest and most extravagant festival. The main parade happens on July 17, but for several days leading up to the main event, you can enjoy the festival atmosphere downtown. For all the details, see our Gion Matsuri page.
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