The Jidai Matsuri Festival is one of the three biggest festivals in Kyoto, held around the Heian Shrine on October 22 every year. In the Jidai Matsuri Festival, the history of about 1000 years from 794 to 1869 when Kyoto was the capital of Japan is introduced by a parade of about 2,000 people wearing various ancient costumes.

Photos of the Jidai Matsuri Festival

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The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 3

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 4

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 1

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 5

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 6

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 7

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 8

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 9

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock 10

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is a traditional Japanese festival held annually on October 22 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

 

 

Map of the Heian Shrine

 

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