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Heijokyu Ruins

Sakicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8003, Japan
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Ranked #16 of 72 attractions in Nara
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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New Westminster, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

It's at least a ten minute walk from Yamatosaidaiji station and it is completely free for foreigners. It also was almost entirely translated into English - we got English pamphlets at the museum and the guard at the reconstruction also gave us pamphlets. If you are at all interested in how the imperial family would have lived around the Heian... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It should be noted this is an approximate reconstruction. From archaeology and extrapolation and guesswork and invention they have built, mostly using period appropriate materials and techniques, a brand new Imperial Audience building and main gate building (in 2001 and 1998). The rest of Nara is about seeing things that are actually 500-1000 years old. This is a fake, in... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Heijokyu Palace sight is a spectacular step back into history. This site is an excavation of the Japanese capital Which was located in Nara, Japan in 710. It was moved from Fujiwara-kyo, located at the center of the prefecture, to the area known as Heijo-kyo. It was the political, economic and cultural center of Japan for over 70 years,... More

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Beijing, China
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505 reviews 505 reviews
237 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Of the sites to see outside of Nara Park, this one stands out as the most unique since it has actually the palace building which is of very different architecture from the other temples you'll see in the city. Do not make the same mistake as me and think you can walk here from the Yamato Saidaiji metro stop -... More

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Nagoya, Japan
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69 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

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... More

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