Gion Festival

[Festival period] From July 1 until July 31
[Small side-festivals] January 16, evening side-festival (opening) / January 23, evening side-festival (closing)
[Festival float procession days] January 17, festival opening procession from 9:00 (23 festival floats) / January 24, festival closing procession from 9:30 (10 festival floats)
[Designated pedestrian zones (shijodori and karasumadori)] July 15 and 16 from 18:00 until 23:00
[Festival period] From July 1 until July 31
[Small side-festivals] January 16, evening side-festival (opening) / January 23, evening side-festival (closing)
[Festival float procession days] January 17, festival opening procession from 9:00 (23 festival floats) / January 24, festival closing procession from 9:30 (10 festival floats)
[Designated pedestrian zones (shijodori and karasumadori)] July 15 and 16 from 18:00 until 23:00
[Festival period] From July 1 until July 31
[Small side-festivals] January 16, evening side-festival (opening) / January 23, evening side-festival (closing)
[Festival float procession days] January 17, festival opening procession from 9:00 (23 festival floats) / January 24, festival closing procession from 9:30 (10 festival floats)
[Designated pedestrian zones (shijodori and karasumadori)] July 15 and 16 from 18:00 until 23:00
[Festival period] From July 1 until July 31
[Small side-festivals] January 16, evening side-festival (opening) / January 23, evening side-festival (closing)
[Festival float procession days] January 17, festival opening procession from 9:00 (23 festival floats) / January 24, festival closing procession from 9:30 (10 festival floats)
[Designated pedestrian zones (shijodori and karasumadori)] July 15 and 16 from 18:00 until 23:00

The Gion festival is one of the three biggest festivals in Japan.

With a long history, bountiful with festivals are celebrated over the course of a month every year on a large scale, popular with visitors from all over the world.
What's impressive is that the festival floats are put together using traditional techniques, which means that they're constructed without using a single nail. The festival also transforms into a mirage-like spectacle once the sun sets.
Designated pedestrian zones are made available on July 15 and 16, and festival floats are paraded around the area in a lively but enjoyable scene on July 24.
Enjoy the city of Kyoto as it is colored with the Gion Festival celebrations.

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URL https://www.kyokanko.or.jp/gion/

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