Gion Matsuri! One of Kyoto’s Grandest Celebrations

Gion Matsuri, which is celebrated throughout July, is one of the most popular festivals in Japan attracting millions worldwide to Kyoto. This religious festival dates back to the 9th century when locals wanted to appease the gods during The Plague. On July 17th, people attend the grand parade of floats, Yamaboko Junko. Find out more about the festivities here.

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