#306 Gion Matsuri

One of the biggest festivals in Japan held in Kyoto.

It’s held throughout the entire month of July.

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The streets are lined with food stalls and shrine decorations.

There are many different events and the celebration is often in the evening.

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The Yamaboko Junko is a procession of floats on July 17th and is the highlight of the festival.

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This festival has been running for over 1000 years and is a must-see for ‘traditional Japan’ enthusiasts.

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