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Daiichiji Daigokuden だいいちじだいごくでん

Daiichiji Daigokuden だいいちじだいごくでん

The Daiichiji Daigokuden was the largest palace in the Heijo Palace and was used for the most important national ceremonies such as the enthronement ceremony of the emperor and meetings with foreign envoys. The current building, which was restored in 2010, is about 44m wide at the front, about 20m wide at the sides, and about 27m high. You can see the interior of the highlights such as the Takamikura, the emperor's throne, and the coloring of the walls. The vast area of approximately 320m from north to south and 180m from east to west, including this Daiichiji Daigokuden, is being reconstructed as the “Daiichiji Daigokuden-in”, which was the central facility of Heijo Palace. The Tsuiji Corridor and Tozairou surrounding the Daigokuden will also be restored over a long period of time while the construction site is open to the public.

Basic Information

Address Saki-cho, Nara City
Access 20 min walk from Kintetsu Yamato Saidaiji Station.
Or, take a bus from Kintetsu Yamato Saidaiji Station and get off at "Sakicho Daigokuden" bus stop.
Inquiries +81-742-32-5106
Website Nara Palace Site Historical Parkhttps://www.heijo-park.jp/
Closed on Mondays (or the following day, if Monday is a public holiday) & New Year's Holiday (December 29 to January 3)
Parking Available, yet limited parking space.

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Free Entry
Price (Group) Free Entry
Hours of Operation 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Last entry 4 p.m.)


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Traditional Kamameshi Restaurant Shizuka Oomiya Ten

4-249-4 Oomiya-cho, Nara City

Nara Palace Site Historical Park

Saki-cho, Nara City 630-8577

Heijokyu Izanai-kan (Guidance Center)

3-5-1 Nijo-oji Minami, Nara City

Nearby Accommodation

Nara Royal Hotel

254-1 Hokkeji-cho, Nara City


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