Calendar of Rituals and Events at Hokyo-ji Imperial Convent

Hokyo-ji possesses numerous precious dolls, including those loved by the Emperor Komei (1831-1867). Since autumn 1957, the temple has continued to hold biannual doll exhibitions in spring and autumn.

Centering on Kyoto dolls, the exhibitions feature both new and old dolls from different parts of Japan. It is also noted for its gorgeous display of life-size dolls.

It is hoped that this graceful world of dolls will give the visitor comfort and peace of mind.

March Doll Festival

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Date March 1
Hours 11:00-11:30
Description As the opening event of the Spring Doll Exhibition, a Doll Festival performance will take place at the Main Hall. An elegant dance performance by an elaborately costumed Tayu (courtesan) from the Shimabara district of Kyoto, and a performance of traditional musical instruments will be dedicated to Sho Kannon, the sacred Bodhisattva of compassion
●Please refrain from taking photos or videos.
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March Spring Doll Exhibition

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Duration March 1- April 3
Hours 10:00-16:00 (admission until 15:30)
Admission Adults 600 yen
Elementary & Junior High School Students 300 yen
* Discounts available for groups of 20 or more
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October Memorial Service for Dolls

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Date October 14
Hours 10:30-12:00
Reception of dolls Dolls are accepted from 10:00 am to 10:30 am on October 14.
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November Autumn Doll Exhibition

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Duration November 1-30
Hours 10:00-16:00 (admission until 15:30)
Admission Adults 600 yen
Elementary & Junior High School Students 300 yen
* Discounts available for groups of 20 or more
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