Nuit Blanche KYOTO Bridge to the White Nights Festival in Paris - An evening with contemporary art

[Notice: Regarding the 2024 event]

Nuit Blanche KYOTO 2024 will be held from Saturday, September 9th to Saturday, October 28th (dates and times vary by venue).
On the first day, Saturday, September 9th, you will be able to enjoy almost all venues as a "Special Day."
Further details will be announced on this website in early September.
*The information currently posted on this website is about last year's event.


2023.9.30.sat-10.28.sat  *Holding date and time vary depending on the venue
9.30.sat Special Day *You can enjoy almost all venues.
Held at various locations in Kyoto City Admission free  *Some venues require a fee other than 9/30.

Of the programDownload


*Questionnaire for visitorsClick here for the guidelines.

Opening  9.30.sat 16:00 |Venue: Kyoto Station Building Station Plaza (Special venue in front of Hotel Granvia Kyoto)

Nuit Blanche KYOTO, held every autumn by Kyoto City and the Kansai Institute of Japanese Studies and Franco-Japanese Studies, is a contemporary art festival inspired by Nuit Blanche (the White Nights Festival), which originated in Kyoto City's sister city, Paris.This year again, we will be delivering a rich variety of programs including visual art, performances, and exhibitions by Japanese and French artists at various locations in Kyoto.

The theme for 2023 is "Power".Power arises in all situations, such as climate change, geopolitical conflicts, and gender issues.Sometimes it drives us, sometimes it terrifies us, sometimes it inspires us.Let's feel the power that artists sensitively perceive, make us aware of, and call out to us.

This year, marking the 13th year of the program, we also held our first open call for applications.Please enjoy the six works by Japanese and French artists selected after a screening process.

Nuit Blanche KYOTO 2023 video