Mid
May
 2022

Mifune Festival

Cancelled
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Free

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.

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