Period Dates in Japanese History

Period Dates
Paleolithic before 14,000 BC
Jōmon 14,000 – 300 BC
Yayoi 300 BC – 250 AD
Kofun 250–538
Asuka 538–710
Nara 710–794
Heian 794–1185
Kamakura 1185–1333
Kenmu Restoration 1333–1336
Muromachi (Ashikaga) 1336–1573
Azuchi–Momoyama 1573–1603
Edo (Tokugawa) 1603–1868
Meiji 1868–1912
Taishō 1912–1926
Shōwa 1926–1989
Heisei 1989-Present