Festival: Kyoto Gion Matsuri 2014

This was my third time going to at least some part of Gion festival, this year I visited on the Yoiyoiyoiyama night. Sadly I couldn’t attend the main day Thursday 17th due to work.

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The event was pretty typical for us, I rented a yukata and had my hair styled (post here!) which made it a bit more special and we went on a parade float for the first time!

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During the 3 evenings leading up to the parade the Yamaboko floats are displayed around Kyoto, you can walk among them and enjoy the music.

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As well as the usual festival stalls of food, drink, fish and amusements.

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For the low price of ¥1000 you can gain access to a parade float!

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Just pay at the small counter selling goods by the float, take off your shoes and on you go up!

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The view was fantastic, looking down on the busy streets.

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The music was so so loud when I got in the float itself. I thought my ears were going to start bleeding!

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It’s pretty big inside actually, there were maybe twenty people in it!

We stayed a while taking it all in about 15 minutes, but then more people came so we moved on.

As a memento we got a fan and booklet about the parade as part of the entrance fee.

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I’m glad we finally got to visit a float!

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Gion matsuri: http://www.gionmatsuri.jp

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