Jun/1 Kifune Festival at Kifune Shrine

Sightseeing information about Jun/1 Kifune Festival at Kifune Shrine in Japan.

Jun/1 Kifune Festival at Kifune Shrine4.0

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 from 6/1 '21 to 6/1 '21


※Due to the coronavirus concerns, Kifune Festival '21 will be scaled down.
※Only the ritual by the priests will be held. Mikoshi Parade and Kagura Performances have been canceled.
※Visitors are not allowed to participate.


Kifune Shrine in Kyoto is the head shrine of all 500 divisions throughout Japan, and enshrines the God of Water called "Taka-Okami-no-Kami".
The Kifune Festival is held every year on June 1st and the most important festival to be thankful for the water resource and pray for the good harvest.
From AM11:00, it starts in the main hall of the shrine and offers an elegant court dance and music. Then from 13:00, a mikoshi portable shrines leave the main hall and head toward "Okumiya", located behind the main hall. There, children join the ritual to go around the rock in the form of a boat to pray for their healthy growth. Shinto music and dance based on the myth will be offered by chief priests and shrine parishioners from Shimane Prefecture.

Date: June 1, 2021 (Tue)
Address: 180 Kuramakibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Access: take Kyoto Bus Route 33 from Kibuneguchi Station of Eizan Train Line, and get off the Kibune Bus stop then walk 5 mins.
Admission: Free

*Please check the official website for the latest information.

PurposeFestivals,instagrammable,couple,parade,spiritual places,Traditional folk,nature,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kibuneguchi Sta. (about 1.8km) Google Transit


5.0a year ago

July 27, 2019, Trip in early summer in Kyoto

Kibune Shrine Stairs Lantern

I think there are many people who have seen a wide range of media such as TV commercials, magazines and SNS!
That's the famous place, the stairs (^^)
It was quite a steep stair when I actually visited ❗️
This is something you will not know unless you actually visit!
Many people waited under the stairs and took pictures of them when they were gone (^_^)
I think it is quite difficult when it is crowded ❗️

5.09 months ago

Visited 2021/4/9. Zhu 💗 Masterpiece ⛩

5.02 years ago

I want to go more slowly to the approach to the approach floor. I love 鮎 Where to eat together? that's wrong. When I walked on the stairs of the lanterns and worshiped in the Shinto shrine, and when I got down to the rough nature of the day, when I came to Kyoto with my friends when I was young, I forgot to have a new life for half a century. There is also a different taste from that and I am grateful every day.

4.02 years ago

This is the best photo spot in Kifune Shrine. The person who visits has no withdrawal, so if you care about the reflection of people, you will only have time. Kasuga lantern seems to be the official name. It was first used at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara, and after the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a deer was carved on the fire bag.
A tall lantern with a long foot called a heel and a high-firing sack.

5.02 years ago

On the way to the shrine. The vermilion lantern is beautiful.