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Gion - The traditional district in the heart of Kyoto

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Events calendar

  • From 1 to 31 July -- Gion Matsuri Festival in Kyoto with float processions on July 17 and 24
  • 17 July -- On July 17, 1868, Edo was renamed Tokyo.
  • 19 July -- End of rainy season (Tsuyu) in Japan
  • From 24 to 25 July -- Tenjin Matsuri Festival in Osaka
  • 27 July -- Sumida River Fireworks in Asakusa
  • 6 August -- Anniversary date of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945
  • 9 August -- Anniversary day of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945

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