March is the beginning of the end of winter, and the calendar of events reflects that.
The biggest event of the month is Hina Matsuri, which takes place on March 3rd.
3rd: Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival), Ichihime Shrine. Time: 1pm–4pm. Admission:¥1,000 (tea, a sweet, and lucky charm included). Access: JR Kyoto Station bus to Kawaramachi Shomen/Keihan Railway Gojo Station, 5 minutes walk. Tel: 075 367 2775. Also, at Hokyoji Temple.
March 1-31: Nehan-e at Shinnyo-do Temple
March 9: Amagoi Festival at Kifune Shrine
From 10 am. A Shinto priest purifies the shrine grounds. The purpose is to pray for a good fall harvest.
Access: Kyoto City Bus #17, get off at Demachiyanagi-eki-mae and take Eizan Railways to Kibune-guchi Station, then walk for 30 minutes to the shrine.
Telephone 075 741 2016
March 10: Geino Jotatsu Kigan Festival at Kokuzo Horin-ji Temple
A kyogen theatre performance will be held on this day. The deity of the shrine is the God of Arts and many people visit the temple to pray for the improvement of their art and performance skills
Access: Kyoto City Bus #28, get off at Arashiyama Koen
Telephone 075 861 0069
March 15th - 17th: Seiryue Dragon Dance, Kiyomizu Temple
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