Gion Matsuri is one of Japan’s most famous festivals, held annually in the city of Kyoto during July. It is a traditional festival that has been held for over a thousand years and is dedicated to the Yasaka Shrine.

The festival lasts for the entire month of July, with various events and parades held throughout the city. The highlight of the festival is the parade of floats called “Yamaboko Junko,” which features large, elaborately decorated floats that are pulled through the streets.

In addition to the floats, other traditional elements of the festival include traditional music and dance performances, food stalls, and processions of people dressed in traditional attire. The festival attracts millions of visitors every year and is considered one of the most important cultural events in Japan.

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