I read there are festivals during January eg Shichi Fukujin Pilgrimage The Shichi-fukujin ( Seven Gods of Good Luck ), Seijin-no-hi (Coming-of-age Day), Hatsu Ebisu Festival, Hosha-sai (Festival of the Bow).
Will be travelling to Kyoto 8-12 January. I notice some of the websites for hotel bookings do not have availability already. Do I need to book now to ensure a room?
Is this a busy time in Kyoto.? Is this a good time to visit or do I choose another city?