Jul/7, 2020 Water Festival and Star Festival at Kifune Shrine3.6
from 7/7 '20 to 7/7 '20
※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the festival has been canceled. Only the ritual by priests will be held.
Kifune Shrine is located in Kyoto, and enshrines the water deity.
On July 7, the Water Festival is held to pray for fine weather and receiving good water.
In this festival, the tea offering ceremony called "Kencha-shiki" is held.
Besides, the court dance and music offering are performed, then the Kitchen Knife Ceremony which is a special cooking presented by a traditional manner is delivered.
In the Kitchen Knife Ceremony, a special chef who wears traditional clothes cooks fish by knife and chopsticks without touching by hand.
During July 1 to August 15, Kifune Shrine is illuminated at night.
There are bamboo trees with strip of paper that wishes are written on.
Date: July 7, 2020
Access: A 30 minute walk or 5 minute KyotoBus ride from Kibuneguchi Station.
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
Purposeexperience,night view,nature,knows a lot about Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kibuneguchi Sta. (about 1.7km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.06 months ago
One of my favorite shrines to visit in northern Kyoto! The shrine itself sits in a small town that has a very different feel from the bigger cities and makes for an awesome and interesting experience.
On the way to the shrine you can take pictures on the staircase with the lanterns. Definitely explore the smaller shops within the city!
5.05 months ago
You can get there by a series of trains and busses but it's remote enough to not be too busy. It's surrounded by forest and has a river along the side of the quaint village with a series of small waterfalls. Great food and local architecture
5.04 months ago
Lots of connecting(bus and trains) to get here but the shrine is very beautiful from the entrance. And the view along the way are also very nice. Worth going here and would love to visit here again during winter
5.03 months ago
This place is big and lovely inside and out. The whole temple is very red. Super cool architecture and hallways.
5.02 months ago
Visitors can take train from Osaka to Kurama Station (鞍馬駅, Kurama-eki, station number: E17)。And start to enjoy peaceful hiking(down hill), around 2 hrs to the temple-貴船神社（きふねじんじゃ). There are some restaurants around the temple so you can have some supply than. As you can see the photos regarding steps with snow is most famous scenery here.