Basara Festival

Basara Festival


Basara Festival


The Basara Festival takes of the streets of downtown Nara to celebrate dance. The word basara, roughly translates as expressive and exuberant, and you will see amateur performers with plenty of energy and spirit. The groups range from kids’ dance troupes to company employee groups, all in bright costumes. Performances take place at shrines and on the streets, on the last weekend in August. Just follow the music.

Last update: 2016-11-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Throughout Nara City (Nara Park, Kasugataisha Shrine, Todaiji Temple, etc.)


Nara Park



From JR/Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 7 minutes on foot from the station.

Related VenuesNara Park
Todaiji Temple
Kasugataisha Shrine

Name/address in local language

  • バサラ祭り Basara Festival
  • address 奈良市 Nara Park
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Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

Last Sat of Aug

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