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Heijo Palace Site

Heijo Palace Site

"The extensive open space of lawn seen between Saidaiji Station and Shin-Omiya Station on the Kintetsu Line is the Heijo Palace, the center of Heijo-kyo Capital, which lasted for 74 years over the 7 successive reigns. The Palace was located in the northernmost area of the central Heijo-kyo Capital and, with an extended area toward the east, it had a total area of about 120 hectares. Containing the Daigoku-den and the Chodo-in for formal ceremonies, the Dairl as an emperors' residence, the To-in, and government offices with 8 ministries and 100 agencies, the Palace is considered to have been surrounded by mud walls and moats with a total of 12 gates, 3 gates being built in each direction. A continuous excarvation has been carried out by the Nara National Cultural Properties Research Institute since the 34th year of Showa(1959).

Moreover, the ""Suzaku-mon,"" or the formal gate to the Heijo Palace, and the ""To-in"" Garden, or the site of aristocrats' banquets and ceremonies, were restored and have been open to public since April of the 10th year of Heisei(1998).

(Near the bus stop Heijo-kyuseki on the bus route for Saidaiji Kitaguchi)"

Basic Information

Address Saki-cho, Nara City 630-8577
Access 10 minute walk from Kintetsu Yamato-Saidai-ji Station
Inquiries Tel: +81-742-30-6753 Fax: 0742-30-6750
Closed on 月曜日(祝日の場合は翌日)、年末年始

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Free
Price (Group) Free
Hours of Operation 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Last entry at 4:00 p.m.)

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Area Information

Nearby Locations

Traditional Kamameshi Restaurant”Shizuka Omiya Store”

4-249-4 oomiya-cho Nara

Nearby Accommodation

Nara Royal Hotel

奈良市法華寺町254-1

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