Japanese Historical Timeline

Historical Periods

Yayoi Period

300 BC - 250

Ancient Period

300 BC - 1185

Tomb Period

250 - 646

Nara Period

646 - 794

Heian Period

794 - 1185

Medieval Period

1185 - 1603

Kamakura Period

1185 - 1392

Muromachi Period

1392 - 1603

Early Modern Period

1603 - 1868

Edo Period

1603 - 1868

Modern Period

1868 - 2012

Buddhism

Approximate date Buddhist arrived in Japan

Buddhism in China

0 AD - 2012

Buddhism in Japan

500 - 2012

1st Evidence of Koushin Ritual Japan

697 - 707

Monkey Symbolism in Japan: Ohunki-Tierney

Mediator

300 BC - 1249

Political Unrest Japan

1200 - 1300

Transitional

1250 - 1699

Scapegoat

1700 - 1850

Transitional

1851 - 2012