Heijokyo Tempyo Festival

12:00pm – 3:00pm

The spring festival at Heijō Palace has a history dating back 1300 years and is a chance to travel back in time. From 2024, the festival will be held on a smaller scale and will cover just one day instead of three.

What happens?

Celebrating the days when Nara was the capital of Japan, this event recreates life at the time. The main parade re-enacts a procession of nobles and Empress Kōken from the Pavilion to the Suzaku Gate. It is in two parts: from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

If you want to fit the atmosphere of the day, you can also dress up. There will be a costume experience from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Women cost ¥3,000 and men and children cost ¥2,000.

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

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