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.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.