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