Gion Festival takes place in Kyoto in July, over about two weeks. A number of smaller streets in the city center are closed off to vehicles, and huge ornate traditional Japanese floats called hokko are set up on display. It is even possible to enter some of the floats for a small fee. In addition to the display of floats, a number of Kyoto town houses (machiya) open their doors to the public, displaying beautiful antique screens and artworks. Many of the streets are lined with food vendors, and traditional Japanese music is broadcast from speakers everywhere. The festivities go on late into the warm summer evenings and the streets are full of yukata clad people (yukata is lightweight summer kimono.) The climax of this drawn out festival is the Gion Procession, when the floats are pulled through the streets of central Kyoto by teams of traditionally dressed Japanese men.