Heian Jingu Setsubun

3rd Feb, 2019 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Heian Jingu Setsubun
Photo by SK used under CC

One of the best-known Setsubun festivals in Kyoto, this is a great place to drive away those evil spirits and welcome in the new spring season. Priests begin the day with a cleansing ritual at around 1pm, followed by an exorcism performance featuring people dressed as Oni terrifying the crowds before being they are banished with beans and chased out of the gates.  You can then try your luck at catching some of the lucky bean packets thrown to the crowd by priests as well as Geiko and Maiko – the Geisha of Kyoto. The day ends with a fire ritual at 4pm and is one of the most impressive in the city.

Dates: 3rd Feb, 2019
Start/End Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Heian-jingu Shrine
Entry: Free
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Access: 0.8 km from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)
1.0 km from Jingū-Marutamachi Station Keihan Main Line (KH41)
1.1 km from Sanjō Keihan Station Tōzai Line (T11)
Web: http://www.heianjingu.or.j...
Link in Japanese
Area: Kyoto
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