Gion Matsuri

Yes, it is July, so it’s time for Gion Matsuri again! Last time we celebrated Kyoto’s most famous festival wearing yukatas (summer kimonos), but this year we decided to go in our normal clothes :) Gion Matsuri is celebrated by a colourful parade of over 60 different floats. We went to the evening festival before the parade, called “Yoiyama”. The streets were extremely crowded, but it was so much fun walking around there and seeing/smelling all the stalls selling all kinds of food and candy. Some impressions: