Jul 6, 2011

Highlights of Gion Festival

One of the largest Festival is coming on !

It's called " Gion Festival".
As you may know about Gion district, and the festival is one whole July.

We introduce some of the highlights of the festival.

14th-16th July
Time: 18pm - 23pm

All the 32 Hoko and Yama (floats) are decorated with lanterns , and
musicians wearing "Yukata" (summer Kimono) play rhythmical
"Gion Bayashi" music on the floats.
There are some outside shops on Shijo st. during the night.

17th July
Time: 9am -15pm

"Yama-Hoko Junko"
The first Naginata Float starts moving at 9am,
then a formal ceremony confirms the order of the floats.
The route of the moving is as follows,

9AM Shijio Karasuma ⇒ Shijo Kawaramachi ⇒ Shijo Oike ⇒ Oike Shinmachi

There will be so many people around.
Please don't miss your way!

City bus #202 or #207 "GION"

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