As the ancient capital of Japan, the city of Nara celebrated the 1,300th anniversary of Heijo-kyo Capital in 2010. Nara Prefecture houses a great number of historic buildings and cultural assets, many of them are designated as World Cultural Heritage sites. Tourist attractions include the Todai-ji temple, Nara Park, Horyu-ji Temple, and Yakusih-ji Temple. There are also many traditional festivals held in the prefecture throughout the year. Moreover, historical towns such as Asuka or Yoshino are not to be missed.