Heian Jingu Setsubun is one of the best-known Setsubun festivals in Kyoto – a great place to drive away evil spirits and welcoming in the new spring season. At 11pm, priests begin the day with a cleansing ritual, followed by an exorcism performance featuring people dressed as Oni terrifying the crowds before being they are banished with beans and chased out of the gates. The day ends with a fire ritual at 4pm and is one of the most impressive in the city.

Official Website: http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/shrine/schedule.html

Event Information


Event DateFebruary 3, 2020
Event Schedule1:00pm – 4:00pm
VenueHeian-jingu Shrine
Access0.8 km from Higashiyama Station
– Tōzai Line (T10)

1.0 km from Jingū-Marutamachi Station
– Keihan Main Line (KH41)

1.1 km from Sanjō Keihan Station
– Tōzai Line (T11)

AdmissionFree

*All event details are subject to change. We will keep you posted for any necessary changes.