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Address: Sakicho, Nara 630-8003, Nara Prefecture

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3 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A waste of time. If you are in Nara there are better places to go to. We were disappointed when we arrived. There wasn't much to see, Just the buildings and a gravel field.

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Naha, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Unless you have a lot of free time, then to max your bus pass (tourist), then it's ok to go and visit. After all it's free access compared to the other areas in Nara.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The Imperial City disappeared centuries ago. I suppose there's something to be said for walking hallowed ground, but I think this is much truer if you're Japanese. Value is "outstanding" because it's free, raising my vote to a 4. It is mainly a large flat field. The two most imposing structures-- the South Gate and the Imperial Audience Hall, are... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

we took a taxi from kintetsu nara station.took 10 min. near the fence of rebuilt palace we took a walk to the palace. broad plain nearing the palace painted orange and green winding to the south . we got on the floor and saw inside ,what was this ? enperor`s seat? read signs but could not make it clear.made a... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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155 helpful votes 155 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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