The Ruins of Heijo-kyu Exhibition Hall of theNaraPrefectural Cultural Property Research Institute
Nara Kokuritsu Bunkazai Kenkyusho Heijo-kyu-ato Shiryokan (The Ruins of Heijo-kyu Exhibition Hall of the Nara Prefectural Cultural Property Research Institute) collects and displays thousands of items of archaeological and historical material excavated from the ruins of the Heijo-kyo capital and Heijo-kyu Castle once located in the center of the capital. The Institute also houses a restored model and panorama of the Heijo-kyu buildings. The Heijo-kyo capital was established in 710 in the area around present-day Nara, and was modeled on Changan (present-day Xian), the capital of the Tang Dynasty in China. Around 200,000 people are said to have lived in this capital. The Heijo-kyo court lasted about 80 years until the capital was moved to Heian-kyo (present day Kyoto) in 794.'
Address: 2-9-1 Nijo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
Admission Fee: Free
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday), New Years holidays'
[Walk]Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Stn. / 10-min. wlk