Period: Jan 1, 710 to Jan 1, 794
Nara PeriodEmpress Genmei made the capital of Japan Nara and the Nara period begins.
Period: Jan 1, 794 to Jan 1, 1185
Heian PeriodHeian-kyō, modern day Kyoto, becomes the capital city of Japan and the Heian period begins
Period: Jan 1, 1185 to Jan 1, 1333
Kamakura PeriodThe Kamakura shogunate begin to govern Japan. The first shogun and samurais emerge. Feudalism begins in Japan
Period: Jan 1, 1336 to Jan 1, 1573
Muromachi PeriodThe Muromachi shogunate govern Japan and therefore the Muromachi period begins
Tokugawa PeriodJapan is ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate and over 300 daimyos based regionally.