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Japan Jidai Matsuri

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The Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto. A five-hour, two-kilometer costume procession begins in the afternoon, with approximately 2,000 performers dressed as samurai, military figures, and common people, from the earliest eras to the Meiji era.

Photography Tips

There are several spots where you can book seats. Try to book in the first row near the Imperial Palace or the Heian Shrine (the best backgrounds)

Travel Information

Access on foot only. Streets will be closed to traffic during the festival
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Lots of people
Best Timing Daytime during fall
Sunrise & Sunset 04:52 - 19:13 | current local time: 19:03
Photo Themes Traditional
Locations Kyoto Japan

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