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Omi Jingu Shrine Karuta Festival

  • Otsu Area
  • Winter

With its connection to the opening poem of the famous collection known as the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, Omi Jingu Shrine plays host to the "Karuta Opening Ceremony," based in the Japanese card game. The cards are read before the gods while four players in traditional outfits attempt to take the correct card.

Date Saturday & Sunday in Early January
Place Omi Jingu Shrine
Access Public transportation
Keihan Electric Railway Ishiyama Sakamoto Line Omijingumae Station 10 min. on foot

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