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Heijokyu Ruins

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平城宮跡, worth a trip visiting

Situated quite away from the main touristy spots of Nara, we took the blue-coloured bus here. The... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Reveal the History!

Heijō Palace which was the Imperial residence in the Japanese capital city during most of the Nara... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3-5-1 Nijoojiminami, Nara 630-8012, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

These buildings are the oldest surviving wooden structures in the world and are fascinating in design and odd that they are as old as they are. Ruins aren't the word I would use.

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Situated quite away from the main touristy spots of Nara, we took the blue-coloured bus here. The entrance is just opposite the bus stop and one straight away can see the vast premise.. An ancient Japanese capital from the Nara period and the first historical...More

Thank JimmySumKahWai
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Not only did we watch this beautiful assembly of #taichi performers up on a hill of the #heijokyo ruins in #nara after admiring it from the bottom of these steps, one of the elder Japanese women who arrived late to join them encouraged us to...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Heijō Palace which was the Imperial residence in the Japanese capital city during most of the Nara period (~770AD). Though the palace rebuilt later after digging the history, you will reveal the history again after viewing this place. However. I was amazed to see the...More

Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This huge site is a real work in progress and not really well mapped out for tourists just yet, information is scattered and there isn’t a clear path to follow. Given the scale of the place we didn’t want to walk aimlessly in the wrong...More

Thank ldsimpson
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Biked here from the Nara park and loved that it was so calm. The building is nice, but what impressed me more was the nature around and the amazing sunset. Perfect place to go if you have time over or need an escape from the...More

Thank Malin H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This year we attended the Tateyama Matsuri (Festval). It has lighted statues of the Shitenno (the four heavenly protector Gods) that are quite amazing. Entrance is free and they have great food provided by local vendors and temples. They sell a limited number of premium...More

Thank Ikomasan
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very nice place, good when they do celebrations, with all the decorations and lantern. Only negative is the site is a bit remote.

Thank lea p
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I guess only time will tell how great this "reconstructed palace" is going to become (hopefully on the scale of the great palaces in Seoul, South Korea that I got to a week later, well pretty sure won't be as big as Gyeongbokgung & Changdeokgung),...More

1  Thank Myo M
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Located on the site of a former HUGE palace complex, this is a reconstruction, parts of which are finished and much more is to come. Its going to be pretty impressive. Most importantly the construction and materials are as close to original as possible partly...More

Thank 65Graham65
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