Experience Nara Time in Japan

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*Cancelled*Dance that gave birth to Yagai Noh and Takigi Noh: Takigi O-Noh

Fri May 15 & Sat May 16, 2020

Every May, Takigi O-Noh dance is performed over two days at Maiden (pavilion for the performance of ceremonial dances) and the Wakamiya Shrine Hainoya at the Kasuga Grand Shrine and the former site of the Nandaimon Gate at Kofuku-ji Temple.
Takigi O-Noh is regarded as the origin of Yagai Noh and Takigi Noh (forms of Noh theater performed outdoors), which are nowadays staged throughout Japan. Enjoy the depth of Noh drama performed on a beautiful stage interwoven with nature surrounded by the flickering flames of torches brightening the night sky. Performances on the day can be viewed from pay seats at all venues (tickets can be purchased on the day), and a standing-only area is also available only at the Kofuku-ji Temple venue.

(Picture: Nandaimon-no-gi at Kofuku-ji Temple, taken by Eibun Kuwabara)

Same-day tickets available for 5,500 yen per person at the doors of all venues.


Shushi-hashiri-no-gi at Kasuga Grand Shrine Buden
Time: Door Open 10:00 a.m. for advance ticket holders, 10:15 a.m. for same-day ticket holders, Start at 11:00 a.m.

Nandaimon-no-gi at Kofukuji Temple
Time: Door Open 4:00 p.m. for advance ticket holders, 4:15 p.m. for same-day ticket holders, Start at 5:30 p.m.


Miyashiro-agari-no-gi at Wakamiya Shrine Hainoya within the field of Kasuga Grand Shrine
Time: Door Open 10:00 a.m. for advance ticket holders, 10:15 a.m. for same-day ticket holders, Start at 11:00 a.m.

Nandaimon-no-gi at Kofukuji Temple
Time: Door Open 4:00 p.m. for advance ticket holders, 4:15 p.m. for same-day ticket holders, Start at 5:30 p.m.

Basic Information

Address Kasuga Grand Shrine (Morning) & Kofuku-ji Temple (Evening)
Access Kasuga Grand Shrine
8 minutes by bus from JR Nara and Kintetsu Nara Stations. Immediately in front of the final 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.

Kofuku-ji Temple
5 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station
Inquiries Contact any tourist information centers in Nara City for further information
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Area Information

Nearby Locations

Japanese restaurant KIKUSUI

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Yoshiki-en Garden

60-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara 630-8213

Kasugataisha Shrine

160 Kasugano-cho, Nara City 630-8212

Mount Kasuga Primeval Forest

Kasugano-cho, Nara

Nearby Accommodation

Noborioji Hotel Nara

40-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara-city, Nara

Daibutsukan

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