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Review of Heijokyu Ruins

Heijokyu Ruins
Reviewed 27 June 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, and was the first historical site in Japan to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

The staff here is phenomenal. Foreigners are permitted in for no charge. We had our own guide who was knowledgeable, spoke very good English, and was an overall really nice person. I am so glad we made the trip.

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Reviewed 23 December 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 - you cannot! The only roads are restricted to pedestrians, so come either by taxi or better yet the bus.

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Reviewed 11 June 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 collected...but walking and parking would be a bit difficult since they are still on construction...

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