Location: Nara

Shigisan Tora Matsuri 2019

February is referred to as the “month of the Tiger” from ancient times, it is said very lucky and good….

Nara Ramen expo 2019

This is a ramen event held in Nara Prefecture.

Yamato Koriyama Castle Festival 2019

The high walls of Koriyama castle were built hastily from any stones that could be found, including jizo figures and…

Shunie Ceremony 2019

Omizutori is the water ceremony on the last day of Shuni-e, a two week Buddhist fire ceremony held at Nigatsudo…

Dadaoshi Festival 2019

Dadaoshi is one of the biggest fire festivals in Nara. It is held annually at Hasedera Temple on February 14…

Onda Festival 2019

Asuka’s Niimasu Shrine attracts many spectators on the first Sunday of February for its Onda Festival. This rice planting ceremony…

Tsuinae Ceremony 2019

Interested in chasing away evil spirits? Attend the “Setsubun” festival at Kohfukuji Temple on February 2nd. “Setsubun” means “seasonal division”…

Kinari no Sato illumination(Nara)

This year the islands floating in the pond in the park are colored with illuminations and create a fantastic world….

Wakakusa Yamayaki(Nara)

The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an annual festival during which the grass on the hillside of Nara’s Mount Wakakusayama is set…

Illumination in Kashihara(NARA)

A celebration of light will be held this year. Illumination that increased sparkle appeared around Kintetsu Yamato Yagi Station!

On-Matsuri and the Sacred Art of Kasuga

The On-Matsuri, or Grand Festival of Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine, is a well-loved event highlighting the yearend. Since its inception, the…