Heijokyu Ruins

Attraction Sakicho Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8577 Japan Published on: 29-06-2016

1 hour
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
09:30 AM
10:30 AM
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Historic
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Free
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Heijokyu Ruins is a spectacular step back into history. This site is an excavation of the Japanese capital which was located in Nara, Japan in 710.

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Why Heijokyu Ruins is special ?

Located in the northern part of Nara City, the whole area of Heijo-kyu-seki (the ruins of Heijo Palace) has been preserved as a special historic site. In 710 the capital was moved from Fujiwara-kyo, located at the center of the prefecture, to the area known as Heijo-kyo. It prospered as a political, economic and cultural center of Japan for over 70 years, and was the first historical site in Japan to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.


The Heijo-kyu Palace was the center of the capital city, and it consisted of the Dairi, the residence of the Emperor, Daigoku-den Hall for all national ceremonies, and the Chodo-in bureaucratic offices. It is said to have been built along the design of Choan, the capital city of China's Tang Dynasty. The 67.5-meter-wide main street, Suzaku-oji, with 7-meter-wide ditches on both sides, once ran as far as 3.8 kilometers, starting from the Rasho-mon Gate at the southern end. The eastern side and western side of the street were called "Sakyo" and "Ukyo," or "Left Palace" and "Right Palace."


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Selling points

  • Remind an ancient palace
  • A museum and reconstruction of the Nara palace
  • Impressive reenactment
  • Different from the other temples you'll see
  • A detour from Nara's main attractions
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
158.10 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
14 places

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Sakicho Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8577 Japan

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  • There's a recreation of a garden, and an archaeological museum.
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  • If you walk from the station nearest, it takes about 20-30 minutes.
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This historic palace grounds has to be reached by car from Nara park site.... The grounds itself are enormous, and the project to rebuild the ruins is a great task. as of now the Great Hall houses exhibits... But one challenge for restorers would be the interesting railway that passes through it, dividing the area of the palace... no fees collected...but walking and parking would be a bit difficult since they are still on construction...

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