Seiryu-e is a festival held in Spring and Autumn at Kiyomizudera temple in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto.  It’s the festival of the blue dragon that is said to drink from the waterfall at the temple.

The Blue Dragon festival was created to honor Seiryū, one of four divine god-beasts said to guard Kyoto’s borders against encroaching misfortune and disaster.

Event Information

Event DateSeptember 14, 15

The procession marches from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

AccessFrom JR Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 206 or 100 ⇒ Gojōzaka Bus Stop ⇒ 10 minutes walking
From JR Kyoto Station ⇒ Kyoto Bus Route 18 ⇒ Higashiyama Gojō Bus Stop ⇒ 10 minutes walking
By Keihan Line ⇒ Kiyomizu Gojō Station ⇒ 25 minutes walking
From Shijō Kawaramachi (Hankyū Line Kawaramachi Station or Keihan Line Gion Shijō Station) ⇒ City Bus Route 207 bound for Tōfukuji/Kujō Shako or Keihan Bus Route 83, 85, 87, or 88 ⇒ Kiyomizu-michi Bus Stop ⇒ 10 minutes walking
AdmissionGeneral Admission: ¥400
Junior High School, Primary School: ¥200

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