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Heijo Palace Site First Daigokuden平城宮跡 第一次大極殿

Historical Monument

This stands approximately 800 meters due north of Suzakumon (Suzaku Gate), the main entrance to Heijo Palace, with the front being about 44 meters, the sides about 20 meters, and a height of approximately 27 meters. This is Heijo Palace’s largest palace with 44 vermilion-colored columns 70-centimeter in diameter and utilizing approximately 97,000 roof tiles. Ceremonies were held here in the past such as the Emperor of Japan’s enthronement and ceremonies to welcome foreign delegations. It was restored in 2010, the year of the 1,300th anniversary of Nara Heijokyo Capital.


Nara Pref. Narashi Sakichou

phone 0742325106

9:00-16:30 (Admission until 16:00)

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Nara Pref. Narashi Sakichou [map]



9:00-16:30 (Admission until 16:00)
Monday(The day following if it falls on a public holiday), New Year's Holiday
Admission feeFree
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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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