Sun, Feb

Baikasai Plum Blossom Festival

10:00am – 2:00pm
¥1,200 – ¥2,000

A fantastic opportunity to see one of Kyoto’s most beautiful temples, with stunning plum blossom, tea ceremonies and even Geisha — this is an unmissable event.

The grounds are filled with aged plum blossom trees and are celebrated annually from early February until late March, but on this one specific day maiko (the apprentices to geiko, who are the geisha of Kyoto) serve tea outdoors to lucky participants. Entrance to the garden costs ¥1,200.

How much?

Tickets cost ¥2,000 (this includes your park fee), but due to the pandemic participation is limited, so make sure to arrive early from 10 a.m. It’s a great chance to see them close up without forking out for a private dinner! This day also coincides with the monthly market held at the shrine, so you can enjoy plum-themed goods from local vendors as you enjoy the 2000 trees.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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