It’s just ticked over to July. That means two things: the heat has suddenly gone way up, and the Gion Matsuri—or Gion Festival—has kicked off.
Gion Matsuri is perhaps the biggest event in Kyoto’s calendar, and one of the most important festivals in Japan. It’s also one of the cheapest events in Kyoto, nay, maybe even the country!
Don’t believe me? Let’s count the ways it will cost you little to nothing.
Viewing the Gion Matsuri parades
The Yamahoko Junko parades (the main processions on July 17th and 24th) are free, and span many kilometers, with no end of viewing spots to choose from. But if you do want to spend some money, you can secure a reserved seat to make sure you get a super-clear
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