A large and popular Fall festival in the heart of Kyoto with traditional parades and performances held annually on the second weekend in October. There will be grande Mikoshi parades with locals carrying the portable shrines through local streets, closed especially for the occasion. With live music and dancing to accompany the parades, the atmosphere will be lively from start to finish! There are horseback parades, lanterns displays and food stalls to keep you full throughout the day. Watch the highlights of the 2015 festival below!
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