artKYOTO is the brand-new premium show case for fine art, antique and technical art, held in Kyoto, the Millennium City which has spread cultural attraction for more than 1000 years.
The fresh starting edition of artKYOTO will feature 40 well-established galleries to provide significant value.
31 Japanese and international galleries that are leaders of the global art scene will present a remarkable range of works.
Public View September 7[Sat], 8[Sun], 9[Mon] 2019
September 7[Sat] 11:00-20:00
September 8[Sun] 11:00-20:00
September 9[Mon] 11:00-16:00
Advance ticket：1,500yen、Ticket：2,000yen*Entrance Fee to Nijo-jo Castle is not included.
*Children below elementary school are free (They must be accompanied by adults)
*Student Discount Ticket is valid only for September 9[Mon].
There is a special event Gozan no Okuribi (Mountain Bonfire) on 16 August in Kyoto. You can see one mountain from the NIMON 2 HANE’s 3rd floors window. It can also be seen from along the Kamogawa River. Go from Nimon to Kamogawa and walk toward to north along the river. Around Demachiyanagi, there are many people and it is a vewing spot.
What is the GOZAN NO OKURIBI?
This Gozan Okuribi is one of the most important events in Kyoto. It is held on 16th of August. They light up bonfires on 5 mountain surrounding Kyoto city. They light up lines of torches arranged in the shape of Kanji characters up on the mountains to make them appeal into the distance. The purpose of this event is to send out spirits of deceased to celebrate the end of summer. This time of the year is called Obon season in Japan. Gozan stands for 5 mountains and Okuribi means ” Sending out spirits in the form of bonfire “.