Heijo Palace History Museum


Heijo Palace History Museum


This is a surprisingly sophisticated museum, with state of the art exhibitions and animations explaining the history of Heijo-Kyo and the close contact between Japan’s envoys and China’s Tang Dynasty. Explanations are in English, French, Chinese and Korean. Two theatres show animated accounts of the journeys to China and the history of Heijo-Kyo and building of the Great Buddha at Todaiji. Headsets with commentary in English, Chinese or Korean are provided. At the front of the museum is a full size replica of the boats used to travel to China. The museum is designed with children in mind and is free for foreign travelers who show their passport.

  • Temporary closed until 2017 Autumn.

Last update: 2016-10-14

Venue Details & Access Info

4-6-1 Nijo-ojiminami, Nara



From Kintetsu Yamato Saidaiji Station:
- 20 minutes on foot from the station.

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  • 平城京歴史館 Heijo Palace History Museum
  • address 奈良市二条大路南4-6-1 4-6-1 Nijo-ojiminami, Nara
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