Grass-burning Festival. This is the traditional festival to herald the arrival of spring in this region. If it rains, it will be postponed to Jan. 27.
Schedule & Key events:
from 6:15 p.m.: Fireworks display from 6:30 p.m.: Grass-burning
Location: Wakakusayama Hill, Nara, Nara
JR Nara Line to Nara Sta. or Kintetsu Nara Line to Kintetsu Nara Sta. From there, take Nara Kotsu bus to Daibutsuden Kasuga Taisha-mae Bus Stop, and then walk 15 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.