back in the 8th
century. Now it becomes one of the most exciting summer festivities of Japan
, attracts hundreds thousand of visitors each year.
Though the fest spans for all month long, the peak is around 14 - 17 July, the day of Yoiyama and Yamaboko Junko parades
. During the times, streets of Kyoto will be transformed into festive avenue, lined up with street-side stalls selling traditional Japanese eateries, sweets, souvenir, and games. Exquisitely ornamented floats are pulled along the street – some of the floats have pointed wooden pole on the roofs that stunningly go up for about 20 metres. The main highlight among the floats is “Naginata Hoko
which carrying a boy, the deity’s sacred page, fabulously dressed in golden and red robe, and adorned with golden Phoenix crown. You can also see women (and men) dressed in Japanese traditional summer cloth - yukata
, walking around the area, carrying traditional purses and paper fans. Or you can even try wearing one!PassionAsia.com
proudly presents you a list of hotel during the spectacular festival of Kyoto, with instant confirmation
. Simply browse through our Kyoto Hotel
page and be on your way to experience the charming Japan sensation!