On July 15, 2023, the Gion Matsuri celebrated the Yoiyoiyama of the Saki Matsuri. The city center of Kyoto, where a total of 23 yama and hoko floats stand, was filled with a large number of citizens and tourists on the first day of the three-day holiday. To prevent traffic accidents, the Kyoto Prefectural Police deployed security vehicles at intersections for the first time to guide the flow of people.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.