Heijo Palace

Heijo Palace is one of the best places to travel in Nara-shi, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Heijo Palace posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]


Heijokyo Tempyo Festival At Heijo Palace Once Used Be A Capital

Summer festival held at a vast site of Heijo Palace. This summer, the lighting event 'TOUKAE' was held at night, the sky changing its color every moment and the fantastic candle lights are wonderful. Look forward to this event in autumn, too!
It's held in spring and autumn every year, but the dates changes each year. You need to confirm in HP. Free pickup bus is available between JR Nara Station and Kintetsu Saidai-ji Station,



30 Nobori Oji-cho, nara-shi, nara


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