Jidai Matsuri
and
Kurama Torch Festivals

Autumn festivals in Kyoto reach a climax on the 22nd of October with the Jidai Matsuri and Kurama Torch Festivals.

The former is an elegant procession of historical costumes which resembles the unrolling of a picture scroll, while the latter consists of soul-stirring dancing flames.

These Kyoto traditions fascinate a great number of spectators. Let's now introduce some of the highlights of these two festivals.

Jidai Matsuri
(Festival of the Ages)
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Kurama Torch Festival

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