Kyoto Travel Guida


The Aoi Matsuri Festival will be carried out as planned today.

May 15 , 2018

Kyoto's iconic Aoi Matsuri parade will be held on Thuesday, May. 15th today.

・Please make use of the public transport to come to the Aoi 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.

You can watch ancient Kyoto before your very eyes! The Aoi Matsuri is one of Kyoto's Three Great Festivals, along with the Jidai and Gion Matsuri festivals. The Aoi Matsuri takes its name from the Japanese wild ginger leaves, symbol of protection, which are draped over the participants, human and animal alike, in the parade. Following the route from the old Imperial Palace Gardens to the paired Kamo Shrines, this festival traces its roots back to the Heian period, and bring the ancient styles back to life for a vibrant day!

◎For more information about the Aoi Matsuri Festival, see the following website: