Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Festivals & Events

Enjoy traditional Bugaku and Gagaku court music and dance! Meiji-sai/Bunka no hi Manyo Gagaku-kai

Meiji-sai 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Bunkano-hi Manyo Gagaku-kai, November 3, every year

Held to celebrate the great achievements of the Emperor Meiji and national prosperity, the Meiji-sai festival begins at 10:00 with the performance of Bugaku traditional court music and dance. Beginning at 13:00, visitors can enjoy performances of Gagaku, an ancient performing art, in celebration of Culture Day.
Numerous performances of wind and string instrument music as well as Bugaku court music and dance that have been passed down from the Nara Period are presented on the floating stage on the pond in the center of Manyo Botanical Garden.

Basic Information

Address 160 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212
Access 8 minutes by bus from JR Nara and Kintetsu Nara Stations. Immediately in front of the last stop on the bus to "Kasuga Taisha Honden." Alternatively, 8 minutes on the city loop bus. Walk ten minutes from "Kasuga Taisha Omotesando" bus stop.
Inquiries +81-742-22-7788
Website Kasuga Grand Shrine Official Websitewww.kasugataisha.or.jp/


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Traditional Kamameshi Restaurant Shizuka Kouen Ten

59 Noborioji-cho Nara

Mount Wakakusa

469 Zoshi-cho, Nara

Japanese restaurant KIKUSUI


Nara Park

Kasuga-cho, Nara

Nearby Accommodation



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