The Nara Palace Site Museum of the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties 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 Nara palace site(Heijo-kyo) lasted about 80 years until the capital was moved to Kyoto palace site(Heian-kyo) in 794.
- 2-9-1 Nijo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
- Admission Fee
- Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following Weekdays), New Years holidays'
- [Walk]Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Stn. / 10-min. wlk