Feb/2 - 4, 2020 Setsubun Festival at Yoshida Shrine3.8
from 2/2 '20 to 2/4 '20
Setsubun Festival at Yoshida Shrine is the traditional festival of Kyoto, which has been lasted since Muromachi period (1333–1568).
During this 3-days festival, three rituals―Ekijin Festival, Tsuina Ceremony, and Karo Festival―will be held.
Ekijin means “petrel,” a type of God who brings bad luck. From 8 a.m.on Feb.2nd, this festival is held to wish that petrels will not be in a bad temper and will be calm in the mountains and rivers.
Tsuina means “to drive out evil spirits.” Around 6 p.m on Feb.2nd, a red demon, a blue demon, and a yellow demon appear in front of the main shrine, and run around roaring. They scare people and make children cry. Then, a four-eyes man called "Hososhi" accompanied by children holding torches chase and hunt the demons down. This is the highlight of the festival!
Karo means “the place where you can make a fire.” This festival is held from 11 p.m, on Feb.3rd. The bonfire consists of piled timber, 5 meters in height. As the flames reach up to the sky, spring comes.
In and around Yoshida Shrine, there are about 800 stalls set up selling food and drink. Enjoy the Japanese festival food!
Dates: February 2 - 4, 2020
Venue : Yoshida Shrine (30 Yoshidakaguraoka-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto)
Access : a 20-mins walk from Demachiyanagi Station, or a 5-mins walk from the "the gate of Kyoto University" bus stop.
PurposeFestivals,experience,family,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Demachi-yanagi Sta. (about 1.2km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 months ago
Beautiful shinto shrine near Kyoto University. Very attractive. We can take a walk and sightseeing beautiful Kyoto.
4.0in the last week
Shintô sanctuary situated almost on Kyoto University campus. Quite nice. Almost no tourists there!
5.06 months ago
Open for everyone, any time. Makes a great place to walk at night. Also have a smoking place. I always go there to smoke at evening. Serene and calm atmosphere. Definitely an amazing impact on neighborhood.
5.02 weeks ago
Very peaceful shrine just next to the Kyoto University Yoshida Campus.
5.0a month ago
Huge shrine, nice light up event