Setsubun marks the beginning of spring according to the old lunar calendar in Japan. The event will be held this coming Feb 2 – 3. This marks a new beginning, the time to let go off old bad things and invite in good new things.

On the first day, there will be dance performances and bean-throwing ceremony from 1pm until 4pm and on the second day there will be Lion Dance performances between 11am and 4pm.

Official Website: http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/event/setsubun.html

Event Information


Event DateFebruary 2 – 3, 2020
Event Schedule11:00am – 4:00pm
VenueYasaka Shrine
Access0.6 km from Gion-Shijō Station
– Keihan Main Line (KH39)0.7 km from Higashiyama Station
– Tōzai Line (T10)

0.8 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.