Apr 15
Apr 16

Heian Jingu Reisai Festival


Celebrating the accession ceremony day of the temple’s deity — Emperor Kanmu in 781 in Nara, this annual festival features an opportunity to see geiko (the geisha of Kyoto) and maiko, their apprentices. The prayer ceremony takes place on the 15th and on the 16th there will be musical performances, a tea ceremony, and dances performed by Maiko and Geiko from four districts.

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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