Feb/2 - 3  Setsubun Festival at Kyoto Yasaka Shrine

Sightseeing information about Feb/2 - 3  Setsubun Festival at Kyoto Yasaka Shrine in Japan.

Feb/2 - 3  Setsubun Festival at Kyoto Yasaka Shrine3.4

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 from 2/2 '20 to 2/3 '20


Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto, also known as Gion Shrine, is the head shrine of all 3,000 Yasaka shrines in Japan.
Every early-February, the 2-days Setsubun Festival is held at Yasaka Shrine.
This festival features Geiko and Maiko – the Kyoto version of Geisha, wearing beautiful kimonos. Geiko and Maiko from four districts of Kyoto flower towns visit this shrine, then perform traditional dance and throw beans to pray for a good health.
Besides, you can enjoy viewing a lion dance and a taiko drum performance. Also you can buy lucky beans that come with a lottery ticket, get a paper amulet on a stick that keeps the evil at bay for a year, and eat zenzai red bean soup that wards off evil.

Dates : February 2 - 3, 2020
Admission : Free
Venue : Yasaka Shrine
Address : 625, Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto City, Kyoto
Access :
-a 5-min walk from Gion Shijo Staiton
-take City Bus 206 to Gion bus stop

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PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,spiritual places,Traditional folk,experience,family,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Gion-Shijo sta. (about 600m) Google Transit


4.03 weeks ago

Very cool and interesting museum but kinda small. Still worth it if you are interested in historical temples.

5.02 months ago

Very beautiful. Well maintained. We came with a pram and there where enough slopes to bet to the Shrines. The are is lit up at night.

5.07 months ago

Beautiful, and the most visible and important shrine in Kyoto. We went on New year's day and it was completely packed. Japan being Japan, the crowd wasn't so bad as everybody was behaving.

5.02 weeks ago

Loved the view at night. Tranquil and zen.

5.08 months ago

The shrine itself isn't all that interesting, but walk up inside and go either left or right and you'll get yourself a treat to some of the most wonderful places in Japan with a unique atmosphere. Don't even bother with the food sold during Hutsumode tho (Japanese New Year shrine visit, often in the afternoon or at night during the first week of the year), just go there for the atmosphere instead.