SpotParade of Aoi Matsuri Festival

Featuring a parade made up of 500 individuals dressed in Heian-era (794AD-1192) costume as well as around 40 cattle and horses and measuring 1 km in length, the participants travel at a leisurely pace from Kyoto Gosho (Old Imperial Palace) in the central part of the city to, first, Shimogamo Shrine and then Kamigamo Shrine in a manner replicating the elegant way of life once enjoyed by Japan's ruling aristocracy. If in the area this time next year make the effort to get along and see it and you will not be disappointed.

Parade of Aoi Matsuri Festival




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