Mifune Festival

19th May, 2019 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Mifune Festival Kyoto
Photo by Steve Harkness

The Mifune Festival takes place on the Katsura River in Arashiyama on the third Sunday of May each year.

The festival features traditional boats carrying musicians and performers floating down the river. The name of the festival translates as the “Three boat festival”. The three celebrated boats are the Gozabune – a boat for carrying nobles, a dragon head boat and a Gekishufune – ‘waterfowl neck boat’

The festival is an extension of the Kurumazaki Shrine grand festival.

Dates: 19th May, 2019
Start/End Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Name in Japanese: 三船祭
Venue: Arashiyama Park
Entry: Free
Typical weather at this time
High: 23 ℃Low: 16 ℃
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Access: 356 m from Arashiyama Station Arashiyama Line (A13)
0.6 km from Randen-Saga Station Arashiyama Line (A12)
0.8 km from Saga-Arashiyama Station Sagano Line (E8)
Adverse weather policy: Cancelled in event of rain
Web: http://www.kurumazakijinja...
Link in Japanese
Area: Kyoto
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