May 16
May 17

Kankame-Inari Yomiya Festival


Located at a shrine which, alas, does not exist in English on Google Maps, this is a very small local festival but has plenty of geiko and maiko (Kyoto’s geisha).

What happens?

Taking place in early-to-mid May, the festival begins on the evening of the first night (May 16 in 2024), with festivities running from around 6 p.m. to until 10 p.m., including a chance to see the geisha entertaining and playing games.

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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