【Aoi Matsuri Festival in Kyoto】The Special Viewing Seat Ticket with English Earphone Guidance will go on sale at 9:30 a.m, Apr. 4th, 2017 <at Kyoto Imperial Park>

Area:
Kyoto
Date:
May 15th, 2017 (Mon.) [Postponed in case of rain]

JPY 3,500

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【Aoi Matsuri Festival in Kyoto】The Special Viewing Seat Ticket with English Earphone Guidance will go on sale at 9:30 a.m, Apr. 4th, 2017 <at Kyoto Imperial Park>

To view the Aoi Matsuri Festival, the special viewing seat with English earphone guidance is recommended. You can enjoy the traditional festival in Kyoto Imperial Park.

■What is "Aoi Matsuri festival"?
・It was considered to be a national event in the Heian era, and is one of the three biggest festivals in  Kyoto that have been passed down to this day although it was interrupted for a while.
・The parade consists of more than 500 people, dresses like Heian-style and leaves for Kamigamo Jinja Shrine via Shimogamo Jinja Shrine. It's spectacular!

■Each parade more than 20 people expresses their story of the Heian era.
<For example>
・"Norijiri" who is a rider to lead.
・"Kebiishinosakan" who is in charged of a police judiciary.
・"Kebiishinojo" who is in charge of the guard.

■The history of Aoi Matsuri Festival
When starvation and epidemics spread over the capital about 1,400 years ago, people said the cause was "the anger of deity of Kamo".
Therefore the Emperor sent an Imperial messenger (Chokushi) to hold a festival and soothe deity, the storm was finally relieved.

■The place of reserved seating
・Kyoto Imperial Park, the south of Kenreimon (Start: 10:30)
・The approach of Shimogamo Jinja Shrine (Arrival: 11:40)

●Tickets cannot be sent internationally. Visitor from abroad are asked to note hotel name and address in Japan in the application form.
●Click the date (May 15th) in the calendar below.

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【Postponed in case of rain】
*Parade special viewing seat ticket is non-refundable.
*The parade (May 15th) will be postponed until the following day (May 16th) because of rain.
*If you cannot participate in the festival on May 16th, you won't get a refund.
*It will be canceled due to rain on 16th.
*Only in the case of cancellation, we will refund you the ticket price.
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≪FAQs≫
Q. What time should I arrive at the seat?
A. As congestion is expected on the day of the festival, please arrive at Kyoto Imperial Park before 10:00 a.m. or before 11:00 a.m. at Shimogamo Jinja Shrine.

Q. Can we eat at the seat?
A. Yes, you can. Please take all of your trash home with you when you leave.

Q. Is there something I have to know?
A. No parasols, no smoking and no flash photography in the seating area. We hope everyone can  enjoy watching the festival.

Q. How long does the festival last?
A. About 1 hour from the head of the parade to the end.

Q. Where should I ask about the festival if weather condition is not good?
A. You can ask at Kyoto City Tourism Association [tel: 075-213-1717] or Facebook ("Like!Kyoto" http://www.facebook.com/LikeKyoto) about postponement. Please access it after 6:00 a.m. on May 15th.

Organizer: Kyoto City Tourism Association, T-gate Inc.

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■Reserved viewing seat (Kyoto Imperial Park)
■Reserved viewing seat (Kyoto Imperial Park)

Price ・The special viewing seat ticket with English Earphone Guidance [Kyoto Imperial Park]: JPY 3500 per person

◆About the ticket
・All seats are reserved.
・You will receive the ticket (voucher) by the e-mail from T-gate Inc. Please  bring the printout of your ticket (voucher) at the reception desk on the festival  day.

◆About a reservation
・Please log in for member registration before making a reservation.
・Click the date (May 15th) in the calendar below.
・Your reservation will be confirmed with completion display.
・We will send you the ticket (voucher) by e-mail.
・Please bring printed your voucher to the festival on the day.
 (You need to check in at each block's reception desk on the day.)
Cancellation policy Cancel after a reservation: 100%
※Only in the case of the event cancelation, we refund the ticket price.
Included The special viewing seat ticket with English earphone guidance, brochure
Not Included Personal expenses, transportation expenses
Please note *All seats are reserved.
*The ticket is non-refundable.
*Please be sure to bring the printout of your ticket (voucher) at the reception  desk on the festival day.
*As congestion is expected on the day of the festival, please arrive at Kyoto  Imperial Park well in advance. (No refund if you are late.)
*It takes about 1 hour to pass the procession.
*Only in the case of the event cancellation, we refund the ticket price.
Payment VISA・Master・JCB・AMERICAN EXPRESS
Meeting point ■Kyoto Imperial Park (Be sure to arrive before 10:00 a.m.)
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・10-minute walk from Marutamachi Station (Subway Karasuma Line)
Documents
Company Name <企画>公益社団法人京都市観光協会/Kyoto City Tourism Association
Organizer Name <委託販売>株式会社ティー・ゲート「有料観覧席受付」【京都三大祭】Webカード / T-gate Inc.
Location 東京都千代田区東神田1-7-8ユニゾ東神田一丁目ビル2階/Unizo Higashi-Kanda 1 cho-me Bldg.,2F,1-7-8 Higashi-Kanda,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
Business Hours 10:00-17:00 休日:土日祝日 / Closed Saturday, Sunday, holoday
Travel Agent Regist No 東京都知事登録旅行業第2-6637号 / Tokyo governor registration travel industry No. 2-6637

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Your reservation can be made from 14:59(JST) 5 days prior to departure.


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