May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Frenetic and colorful countryside festival that involves groups of locals charging up and down a narrow street carrying huge umbrellas.
The main event starts around 3pm on May 21 and, after a break during which you can check out the food stalls, there are kagura dance performances in Kamo Shrine from 7pm. The festival continues the following day with community rice planting.
Read more about and see more photos from the first day of the Ji-no-hi Matsuri here