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Gion Festival 2021 Prospects

Kyoto’s famous Gion Matsuri likely scaled down in 2021 Will there be a Gion Festival 2021? Gion Festival 2020 did take place, but because of coronavirus concerns it was held in a much smaller way than usual. In 2020, none...

Gion Festival 2020 cancelled

A major portion of the Gion Festival 2020 is canceled. On April 20 the Gion Festival Floats Association and Yasaka Shrine together announced that the Gion Festival processions on July 17 and 24––including the mikoshi processions to and from...

Kyoto’s 1100-Year-Old Gion Festival

An Overview of Japan’s Most Famous Festival by Catherine Pawasarat. Shining as the best-known festival in Japan, the Gion Festival takes place every year over the whole month of July. It’s a testimony to the community spirit of downtown...