Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages), Kyoto

Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages), Kyoto – This festival takes place on October 22 which is the anniversary of the founding of Kyoto. It is a parade of approximately 2,000 people dressed in traditional costumes ranging from the Heian Period (794-1185) to the Meiji Period (1868-1912). The Jidai Matsuri is one of Kyoto’s 3 most famous festivals, along with the Gion Matsuri (July) and the Aoi Matsuri (May).

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