Kyoto's village culture


Hachiman Shrine Autumn Fesrival

Founded in 1071, this Shrine hosts a parade every year in which a small portable shrine known as Omikoshi is paraded around the village. The portable shrine is carried around in order to get rid of bad spirits and pray for the safety of the village. A miniature shrine is carried by the village children as well as a larger one carried by adults. The parade takes place at Miyama’s Thatched Village in the first week of October every year.

Basic Information

Activity/Tour Name
Hachiman Shrine Autumn Fesrival
Operating Season/Dates
7th ~ 8th of October
Kita Miyama-cho Nantan-city Kyoto
7th 20:00~ 8th 10:00~(Parade starts from 11am)