【Gion Festival (Matsuri) 2019】Time schedule & Parade course of “Yama Hoko Junko” in Gion festival 2019

【Gion Festival (Matsuri) 2018】Time schedule & Parade course of "Yama Hoko Junko" in Gion festival 2018

“Yama Hoko Junko” is the main event of Gion festival.
You can enjoy more Gion festival if you have a information about “Yamahoko Junko”

It is spectacle that 33 units of “Yama Hoko” is parading around the Kyoto-city.
Many tourists and local people are gathering in Kyoto-city to see this main event “Yama Hoko Junko”.

Today, I introduce the time schedule and route of the “Yama Hoko Junko”.


Time schedule of “Yama Hoko Junko” in Gion festival 2019

There are a total of 2 times of “Yama Hoko Junko”; Main float procession (Saki Matsuri Yamaboko Junko) and Second float procession (Ato Matsuri Yamaboko Junko).

Main float procession (Saki Matsuri Yamaboko Junko): 17/July (Wed)
Second float procession (Ato Matsuri Yamaboko Junko):24/July (Wed)

Both of “Saki Matsuri” and “Ato Matsuri” are main event.
However the more peole will come to see the floats’ parade in Saki Matsuri than Ato Matsuri because of the number of unit.

In “Saki Matsuri”, there are totally 23 units are on parade, and “Ato-Matsuri”, there are totally 10 units are on parade.

Floats will go through the main area such as Shijo-Karasuma, Shijo-Kawaramachi, Kawaramachi-Oike, and Shinmachi-Oike.
But the route is different in each “Saki-Matsuri” and the “Ato- Matsuri”.

I recommend to you to decide the place to watch, and the floats to watch beforehand.

Time schedule and Course of “Saki matsuri”(17/July)
Time: 9:00 ~ 11:20 PM
Course: Shijo-Karasuma ~ Shinmachi-Oike
Number of the floats: 23
Time schedule and Course of “Ato Matsuri”(24/July)
Time: 9:00 ~ 11:20 PM
Course: Karasuma-Oike ~ ShijoKarasuma
Number of the floats: 10

Time Schedule and Course of “Yama Hoko Junko” in Gion festival 2019

Course and Exact Time of floats passing in “Saki-Matsuri”(17/July)

The information of course and time schedule of “Yama Hoko Junko” in “Saki-Matsuri” for your reference.

◯Shijo-Karasuma(9:00PM)→Shijo-Kawaramachi(9:35PM)→Kawaramachi-oike(10:20PM)→Shinmachi-Oike(11:20PM)

Here is the map of course.

Course and Exact Time of floats passing in “Ato-Matsuri”(24/July)

The information of course and time schedule of “Yama Hoko Junko” in “Ato-Matsuri” for your reference.

◯Karasuma-Oike(9:30PM)→Kawaramachi-Oike(10:00PM)→Shijo-Kawaramachi(10:40PM)→Shijo-Karasuma(11:20PM)

Here is the map of course.

In addition, if you want to avoid congestion and watch calmly, you better buy the ticket for paid seating which is set up in “Oike street”.

The ticket for the seat is available at conveniecne stores and tourist information centers with 3130 yen (tax incl.) for both “Saki Matsuri” and “Ato Matsuri”.

Summary: Time schedule & Parade course of “Yama Hoko Junko” in Gion festival 2019

How was the article?
I introduce and explain the course and time schedule of Yamahoko Junko in Gion Festival, 2019 this time.

Let’s review again.

Passing time & course of Main float procession (Saki Matsuri Yamaboko Junko)
Time: 9:00PM ~ around 11:20PM
Course: Shijo-Karasuma ~ Shinmachi-Oike
Passing time & course of 2nd procession (Ato Matsuri Yamaboko Junko)
Time: 9:30PM ~ around 11:20PM
Course: Karasuma-Oike ~ Shijo-Karasuma

You can see “Yama Hoko Junko” on Both days; “Saki Matsuri”, “Ato Matsuri”, but you might miss to watch the floats if you don’t know the time schedule and course of passing.

Just knowing this time and course, Gion festival will be more fun for you, so please refer to it.

Also, in order to enjoy festivals, I think that some people are concerned about information such as pedestrian heaven.
For you all, please also refer to below other articles.

【Gion Festival (Matsuri) 2019】Perfect Guide about pedestrian’s paradise zone, schedule, and traffic regulations during festival

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