Friday, May 6, 2011
Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) in Kyoto on May 15th (Sun)
the Aoi Matsuri or Hollyhock Festival will be held in Kyoto on May 15th (Sun). The Aoi Festival is one of the three largest and most important festivals in Kyoto (Gion Festival in July and Jidai Festival in October). The main part of this festival is the procession from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to Kamigamo Shrine (on the way, it goes through Shimogamo Shrine). The procession consists 500 people in historical costumes, 40+ horses, and two oxcarts.
More details about the Aoi Matsuri on Wikipedia
Shunkoin Temple is offering the discount for every participant of the JET Programme and every foreign exchange student in Japan.
Discount for JET participant
Discount for foreign exchange student
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