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Kyoto Gion Matsuri(Gion Festival)is a festival of Yasaka Shrine, it is one of Japan’s three major festivals along with Tenjin Matsuri(Osaka) and Kanda Matsuri(Tokyo).

The history of the length, luxury, festivals are known in the large ones over one month.
The highlight of the festival is the parade of decorated floats of 33 groups to be carried out in July 17th and July 24th.

“Kyoto Gion Matsuri floats events” is also the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

July 1 – July 31
Kyoto city centered on the Yasaka Shrine
4 minutes walk from Shijo Subway Station
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