A spring festival with a history dating back 1300 years, the Heijokyo festival is a chance to travel back in time. Celebrating the days when Nara was the capital of Japan, this three day event recreates all facets of life at the time. With re-enactments of imperial guards and a noble banquet, as well as parades, children’s workshops and traditional street performances. There will be plenty to eat with food stalls and a busy market open for the full three days. If you’re a keen photographer there is a photography competition for pictures of the festival with prizes and an exhibition at Nara City Hall.
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, this event has been rescheduled to September for 2020. Rebranded as the beers of Japan festival, this event was previously known as the Kyushu Beer Festival. Due to current virus the […]
The Paantu festival takes place on the Okinawa Prefecture island of Miyakojima in the far south of the archipelego. The villagers dress up as ‘Paantu’ – supernatural beings covered in mud and foliage. They also wear long masks. Their aim […]
Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. If the moon is […]
The home of green tea in Japan, the small town holds a traditional tea-jar opening ceremony on the first Sunday in October each year. Located just between Kyoto and Nara, Uji has long been famous for producing high quality green […]