Jidai Matsuri Festival is one of the three biggest festivals in Kyoto.
It is a festival of the costume procession from the Meiji era to the Heian period.
About 2,000 people parade the streets of Kyoto dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese history.
The 2-kilometer procession starts from Imperial Palace and goes through the streets taking about 2 hours.
For viewing the procession in a relaxed manner, the reserved seats are recommended which will be set at Kyoto Imperial Park, Oike-dori Street or HeianJingu-michi Street.
【Jidai Matsuri Festival Parade Course】
Kyoto Imperial Park / Kenreimon departure (12:00) [Kyoto Imperial Park reserved seat] → Sakaimachi Gomon (12:15) → Karasuma Marutamachi (12:30) → Karasuma Oike (12:50) [Oike-dori Street reserved seat] → Kawaramachi Oike (13:20) Sanjo Kawaramachi (13:30) → Sanjo Ohashi (13:40) → Sanjo Jingumichi (14:10) [Heian Jingu-michi Street reserved seat] → Heian Jingu Shrine (14:30)
【In case of rain】
＊Due to the rain on the festival day, it will be postponed to the 23rd, following day (it will be decided in the morning).
＊When postponed, the ticket can be used on the 23rd (ticket is not refundable).
＊Please make your travel schedule beforehand as for the preparation for the festival postponing.
＊Ticket's returns and refunds are not accepted.
＊The festival will be cancelled in case it rains on the 23rd.
＊Only in the case of the event cancellation, we refund the ticket price excluding the delivery charges (JPY 450).
Q. What time should I arrive at the seat?
A. We recommend that you arrive at the seat 30 minutes before the start or arrival of the parade, because congestion is expected during the festival.
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 anything that I have to know?
A. No parasols, no smoking and no flash photography. We hope everyone can enjoy watching the festival.
Q. How long does the festival last?
A. About 2 hours from the head of the parade to the end.
Q. Where should I ask about the festival if weather condition is not good?
A. We will decide the cancellation in the morning on 22nd, or 23rd. You can check Heian jingu Shrine Website or Kyoto City Tourism Association Website.
Organized by Kyoto City Tourism Association, T-gate Inc.
|Price||Jidai Matsuri Special Viewing Seat ticket at Oike-dori Street : JPY 3,500 per a seat (reserved seat with English Earphone-Guide Service and a brochure)
◆About the tickets
＊All seats are reserved. (Seat selection is not applicable.)
＊We will not be able to notify where you sit.
＊You can purchase up to 40 tickets.
＊Tickets cannot be shipped internationally.
＊You will receive the ticket by the e-mail from T-gate Inc. Please bring the printout of your voucher at the reception desk on the festival day.
◆About the reservation
＊You will be required to sign up before booking.
＊Please click the date (Oct 22) in the calendar below.
＊Your reservation is completed after reservation confirmation.
＊We will send you the tickets(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 cancellation, we refund the ticket price.（We will send refund information e-mail from TABEE JAPAN only when the event is canceled, so please check.）
|Included||Special Viewing Seat ticket with English Earphone-Guide service (Oike-dori Street), brochure|
|Not Included||Personal expenses, transportation to the place|
|Please note||・It takes about 2 hours to pass the procession.
・Please bring the printout of your ticket (voucher) at the reception desk on the festival day.
※You will not be able to have the seat without the ticket.
・All seats are reserved. (Seat selection is not applicable.)
・Only in the case of the event cancellation, we refund the ticket price.
（We will send refund information e-mail from TABEE JAPAN only when the event is canceled, so please check.）
|Payment||VISA・Master・JCB・AMERICAN EXPRESS are available.
|Meeting point||Please come to Oike-dori Street viewing seat desk 30 minutes before the festival.|
※The parade will pass about 12:50.
○JR Kyoto Station → Karasuma Oike Station (Subway Karasuma Line) or Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (Subway Tozai Line)
○Sanjo Keihan Station → Karasuma Oike Station or Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (Subway Tozai Line)
＊We would like you to arrive at the seat well in advance, since congestion is expected during the festival.
◆Jidai Matsuri Reserved seats◆
◆Jidai Matsuri Festival Special Viewing Seats with English Earphone-Guide service◆
◆About Jidai Matsuri Festival◆
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Your booking can be made until 15:59(JST) 3 days prior to the tour date.
The program is subject to be suspended or change without notice.