The booking website for 2017 Jidai Matsuri Festival is open!

August 29 , 2017

Jidai Matsuri Festival(Sunday, Oct. 22nd.) has been CANCELLED.

Due to the forecast of autumn rains, as well as the approach of Typhoon Lan (Typhoon No. 21), the Jidai Matsuri Procession, scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 2017 has been canceled by Heian Kosha, the parade organizers.
Furthermore, because the forecast is not expected to improve, the procession will not be held on the scheduled rain date, Monday, October 23, 2017.

Jidai Matsuri Festival is one of three Kyoto's most important festivals held in autumn. The procession starts with soldiers from the Bakumatsu (the end of the Edo period), proceeding Kyoto's main street playing flutes. The procession will be followed by the participants wearing each era's costume from the Edo period, Azuchi Momoyama, Yoshino, Muromachi, Kamakura, Fujiwara, then to Enryaku. A colorful, exotic costume party dedicated to the Old Capital's 1,100-year history from the 8th to 20th century.
The 2-km procession which consists of about 2,000 people (including 70 horses, 2 cows, horse cart and cow carriages) departs from the Imperial Palace and slowly makes its way through the streets of Kyoto taking about 2 hours. The fantastic range of authentic historical costumes worn by the participants will fascinate audience.
*For viewing the procession, the charged seats are recommended which will be set at the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Oike Street and Heian Jingu shrine.
Fee: 2,050 yen (TBA) (all seats reserved with brochure)【Sold out】

For more comfortable experience, reserved seats with English audio guide are recommended which will be set at Oike Street.
Fee: 3,500 yen (TBA) (all seats reserved with brochure)

Information regarding whether the Jidai Matsuri Festival will be held will be available on this page on 6:30am on Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
・Please make use of the public transport to come to the Jidai Matsuri Festival.
・To exit from Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, walk to Karasuma-dori St. (the west side) to avoid a crowd at Sakaimachi gate (the south side) after the parade.
・Please follow the police instructions to prevent accidents.