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Friday, August 9, 2013

Shimogamo Used Book Festival

Near Shimogamo Shrine下鴨納涼古本まつり

The Shimogamo Used Book Festival is one the Big Three vintage book festivals in Kyoto. It takes place this year from August 11 - 16.

The books - as many as 800,000 in some years - are overwhelmingly in Japanese.

Even for those who do not read Japanese, however, there is much to find and perhaps purchase.

Many of the books are visual - art, manga, etc. - or just evoke a bygone era that needs no translation.

The festival takes place in the Tadasu-no-mori forest, which is a short walk from Demachiyanagi Station.

For cyclists, there are many places to park.


Summer Book Festival (August 11 - 16)
Shimogamo Noryo Furuhon Matsuri (下鴨納涼古本まつり)
10:00 - 17:30 (until 16:00 on the last day)
Access: Kyoto City Bus #205, get off at Shimogamo-jinja-mae
Tel: 075 231 2971

Spring Book Festival (May 1 - 5)
Haru-no-Kosho Daisokubai-kai (春の古書大即売会)
Miyako Messe (Kyoto International Exhibition Hall)

Autumn Book Festival (October 30 - November 3)
Aki-no-Furuhon Matsuri (秋の古本まつり)
Chinon-ji Temple
10 am to 5 pm


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