Kyoto Tourist Information for September and October outside of Kyoto City
Kyoto Tourist Information vol. 5 published by Kyoto Tourism Federation
September 11 (Sat) 18:00 â€“ 20:30
IfÂ Sept 11 would be rain, the alternative date is September 12 (Sun).
Location: Shoryuji Castle Park, 13-1, Shoryuji, Nagaokakyo City
A stage will be set up in the Shoryuji Castle Park, and musical performances, poetry readings, poetry dances, and Japanese dance will be performed. There will be a tea ceremony service.
There recently has been a rapid diversification in types of culture and styles of living, and this festival aims to foster understanding and preservation of traditional arts in the face of a modern atmosphere that offers few opportunities to enjoy art in daily life.
Inquiries: Tel. 075-952-1146
Access: 5-minute walk from Nagaokakyo Station of JR Kyoto Line, or 20-minute walkÂ from Nagaoka Tenjin Statio of Hankyu Kyoto Line.
Chokusai Iwashimizusai Festival
September 15 (Wed) 2:00 am
LocationďĽšIwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, 30 Takabo, Yawata, Yawata City
Along with Aoi Matsuri and Kasuga Matsuri, this festival is one of Japanâ€™s three big Imperially-mandated festivals.
Started in 863, this festival involves carrying three Imperial carriages from the inner shrine at the peak of the mountain down to the mountainâ€™s foot. This procession is a re-enactment of Heian Dynasty picture scrolls.
AccessďĽš5-minute walk from Otokoyama-sancho Station of cable car which starts from Yawata Station of Keihan Main Line, or 30-minute climb from the foot to the peak of the mountain.
Mito Shrine Festival
September 30 (Thurs) to October 2 (Sat)
Location: Mito Shrine, 89 Mitozaka, Terada, Joyo City
The festival features praying and thanks for good harvests.
September 30 â€“ Shinko-sai ritual
October 1 â€“ the Yudate purification ritual praying for safety will be held at an otabisho (interim lodging for gods) during the night.
October 2 â€“ Kanko-sai ritual
Inquiries: Tel. 0774-53-9870
Access: 15-minute walk from Joyo Station of JR Nara Line or 25 minute walk from
Terada Station of Kintetsu Kyoto Line.
Maizuru Fish Festival
October 3 (Sun)
Location: In the vicinity of the Maizuru Seafood Products Industry Center/ Shimoagu, Aza, Maizuru City
Citizens will participate in various events, such as a fish auction and seafood stew and barbeque parties, to promote the cityâ€™s image as a fishing port.
Inquiries: Tel. 0773-75-3275, Maizuru Seafood Products Industry Cooperative
Access: Take Kyoto Kotsu Bus from Nishi-maizuru Station of JR Maizuru Line or KTR Miyazu Line to Hirokoji Station. 10-minute walk
Kyoto Uji Akari Emaki Event
October 9 (Sat) to 11 (holiday) 17:00-21:00
Location: Sawarabi Path (in the vicinity of Ujikami Shrine) and other areas / Uji, Uji City
The event will light up the Tonoshima and Sawarabi Path areas by lanterns.
There will be a light-up event at Ujikami Shrine designated as the World Heritage. The tale of Genji Museum will open until late at night.
Inquiries: Tel. 0774-23-3334, Uji City Tourism Association
Access: 15 minute walk from Uji Station of JR Nara Line or 5 minute walk from Uji Station of Keihan Line
Genji Roman 2010 Uji Dengaku Matsuri Festival
October 16 (Sat) 17:30-20:00
Location: Nakanoshima area of Uji Koen Park
The dynamic and symmetrical â€śdengakuâ€ť dance is a typical performing art of the Heian Period. The special instrument of dengaku is the binzasara. There are also other instruments such as waist drum, hand drum and flute.
Dengaku troupes used to perform on various occasions such as Uji Rikyu Festival.
Dengaku troupes based in the Shirakawa District of Uji have performed in many areas. This year, a dengaku troupe will march to the Nakanoshima area of Uji Koen Park, playing musical instruments of flute and drums.
There will be an original dengaku performance â€śUji Dengakuâ€ť at the eventâ€™s venue.
Iquiries: Tel. 0774-22-5557, Uji Dengaku Matsuri Execution Committee
Access: 10-minute walk from Uji Station of Keihan Uji Line, or 15-minute walk from Uji Station of JR Nara Line
Joyo Cha Matsuri Festival
October 17 (Sun)
Location: Arami Shrine, 165 Aramida, Tono, Joyo City
The event will be held to promote Joyo tea products. There will be a tea ceremony and tea serving class in the event. Products made of Joyo tea will be on sale: Tea sponge cake, tea rice crackers, tea soba noodle, tea ice-cream, candies, and more.
Inquiries: Tel. 0774-56-4005, Joyo City Industry Activation Office
Access: 5 minute walk from Nagaike Station of JR Nara Line or 15 minute walk from Tonosho Station of Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Red Brick Arts and Crafts Festa in Maizuru 2010
October 16 (Sat) & 17 (Sun)
Location: Red brick warehouse area at Kitasui, Maizuru City
Various events including an arts and crafts festival and food fair will be held at the red brick warehouse district.
Inquiries: Tel. 0773-66-1019
Access: 15-minute walk from Higashi Maizuru Station of JR Maizuru Line or take Kyoto Kotsu Bus from Higashi Maizuru Station to Shiyakusho-mae stop. 2 minute walk.
Chirimen Kaido (trail) Marugoto Museum Event
October 24 (Sun)
Location: Areas along the Chirimen Road at Kaya, Yosano-cho, Yosa-gun
Enjoy displays of textile and craft products, special local productsâ€™ sale and food fair in the town filled with the atmosphere of the Meiji period. There will be a special viewing of the symbolic Bito Family residence located along the trail. The festive mood evokes nostalgic feelings of old times.
Inquiries: Yosano-cho Tourist Association at Tel. 0772-43-0155
Access: About 10-minute drive from Nodagawa Station of KTR Miyazu Line
Ama-no-hashidate Two Day March
September 25 (Sat), 26 (Sun) 8:00-17:00
Location: Miyazu City areas
The event features hikes natural and famous tourist spots of Miyazu City, such as Ama-no-hashidate, over two days.
Jyokamachi (Castle Town) Miyazu Nanamangoku Yawarabi 2010
October 8 (Sat) to 10 (Mon) 18:00-21:00
Location: Teramachi district in downtown, Miyazu City
This strolling event features a spectacular view of the town lit-up by around 10,000 plastic bottles and bamboo lanterns. There will be also other events and concession stands in a temple near the site.
Tango Kimono Festival in Ama-no-hashidate
October 17 (Sun) 10:00-15:00
Location: Ama-no-hashidate, Miyazu City
Letâ€™s take a stroll on the path along Ama-no-hashidate in the autumn colors. There will be various delightful events. Prior applications are required in some events.
Ama-no-hashidate Winter Fireworks
October 24 (Sun) 19:30-20:10
Location: Ama-no-hashidate, Miyazu City
Around 2,000 fireworks spectacularly light up the clear night sky of the autumn.
Kyotango City â€“ Getting the most out of Kyotangoâ€™s Natural Surroundings
Kyotango is full of dynamic and beautiful natural surroundings of Mountains, rivers, sea.
Experiencing the great coastlines of the Sanâ€™in Coastal Geopark, feeling at one with the sea while cruising on a boat, or hiking through the various forests and valleys, visitors will feel the profundity of Kyotangoâ€™s rich natural surroundings.