Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Name: Setsubun at Yasaka Shrine Date: February 3rd (and 2nd) Time:  Feb. 3rd 11:00 – 16:00~; Feb. 2nd 13:00 – 16:00~ Cost: Free Place: Yasaka Shrine Area: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Keihan Gion-Shijo Setsubun is the day before the first day of spring in Japan. Many temples and shrines have events where they throw lucky beans (fuku-mame) to drive away… Continue reading Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine


Baikaisai 梅花祭 Date: February 25th Time: 10 AM – 3 PM Cost: ¥1,500. Only 3,000 tickets sold. Place: Kitano Temmangu Area: Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Baikaisai 梅花祭, held every February 25th, is a special event where maiko and geiko from the Kamishichiken geiko district perform tea ceremonies for 3,000 guests in Kitano Temmangu’s plum blossom grove. It’s very… Continue reading Baikaisai