2018 Gion Festival in Kyoto. The Gion Festival is perhaps Japan's best known festival. Running the entire month of July each year — it's also one of the longest.The festival is named after Kyoto's Gion district. Gion is Japan's most exclusive Geisha entertainment district. However, most of the festival's main events don't take place in Gion. The Miyako Odori is a Geisha dance performance held the month of April in Kyoto. Kyoto was the capital of Japan for more than 1000 years. In 1869, the capital moved to Tokyo after a short civil war that saw power returned to the Emperor.Needless to say, Kyoto wasn't happy to be demoted.
Gion Matsuri is one of the most outstanding festivals in Japan. It takes place in Kyoto during the entire month of July. It takes place in Kyoto during the entire month of July. The name of the event comes from the Gion neighbourhood—the most famous and exclusive Geisha quarter. Gion festival (祇園祭/Gion Matsuri) is not only famous as one of three biggest festivals in Kyoto, but also one of the typical festivals in Japan. More than a million visitors each year come to see this most popular festival, which is listed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Hana Touro Festivals Kyoto is another one of Japan's cities that values the culture and history behind local festivals. During the wintertime, the Kyoto Arashiyama Hana Touro is the most celebrated festival by the Japanese. Kyoto is known worldwide as the home of Geishas. In fact, there are two types of them: the fully-fledged Geisha which is appropriately called geiko, and the young ladies, maiko, from the age of 15 to 20 who are training to be geikos.