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Suzakumon すざくもん

Suzakumon すざくもん

Suzakumon, the main gate of Heijo Palace, served as a majestic entry point. From here, the 75-meter wide Suzaku Avenue extended straight ahead to Rajomon, the entrance to Heijo Palace. Flanking the Suzakumon gate, a 6-meter-high Tsukiji wall, made of hardened earth, enclosed the palace, which spanned about 1 square kilometer.

In the past, grand ceremonies were held in front of the gate on New Year's Day and for the arrival and departure of diplomatic envoys. Additionally, it was the site of Utagaki, where men and women of the capital would gather to sing love songs to one another. The current Suzakumon was meticulously restored in 1998, featuring a 25-meter frontage and standing 20 meters tall, with an elegant double-layered gabled roof.

Basic Information

Address Nijo Oji Minami, Nara City,
Access From the south exit of Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station, it's about a 20-minute walk via Tamatemon Gate. Alternatively, from JR Nara Station or Kintetsu Nara Station, take the Gurutto Bus and get off at "Suzakumon Hiroba-mae" or "Suzakumon Hiroba."
Inquiries 0742-32-5106(Agency for Cultural Affairs, Heijo Palace Site Office)
Website Nara Palace Site Historical Park Official Websitehttps://www.heijo-park.jp/en/
Closed on Monday (or the following day if Monday is a public holiday)
Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
Parking Available (free of charge)
*Limited availability. We recommend using public transportation when going out.

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Free
Price (Group) Free
Hours of Operation 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (last entry at 4:00 PM)


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Daiichiji Daigokuden

Saki-cho, Nara City

Heijokyu Izanai-kan (Guidance Center)

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

Traditional Kamameshi Restaurant Shizuka Oomiya Ten

4-249-4 Oomiya-cho, Nara City

Nara Palace Site Historical Park

Saki-cho, Nara City 630-8577

Nearby Accommodation

Nara Royal Hotel

254-1 Hokkeji-cho, Nara City


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