Sights to see in Nara Palace Site Historical Park

Suzaku-mon Hiroba Square

Located on both sides of Suzaku-oji, this multipurpose area includes facilities where you can experience the history and culture of the Nara Palace Site, find sightseeing information, purchase gifts, find food and drinks, and enjoy yourself.

Heijokyu Izanai-kan (Guidance Center)

This facility provides information about the significance of Nara Palace Site Historical Park and guidance concerning its use. You can find a range of information designed to help you better enjoy the park, including a reconstruction of Heijo-kyo as it appeared 1,300 years ago, displays of artifacts that have been excavated at the site, and information about ongoing reconstruction projects.

Facility Heijokyu Izanai-kan
Hours 10:00 – 18:00 (admission until 17:30 pm)
Closed Second Monday in Feb., Apr., Jul., and Nov., and between December 29 and January 1

Tempyo Umashi-kan (Restaurant and Cafe), Tempyo Mitsuki-kan (Shops),
Tempyo Tsudoi-kan (Information), and Tempyo Miharashi-kan (Observation Deck)

These new sightseeing facilities offer information about sightseeing in Nara Prefecture along with gift shops, restaurants and cafes, an observation platform from which you can enjoy sweeping views of the Nara Palace Site, rental bicycles, and a transportation terminal.

Facility Tempyo Umashi-kan (Restaurant and Cafe)
Hours 9:30 – 18:00 (Restaurant and Café 22:00pm)
Closed Open year-round
Facility Tempyo Mitsuki-kan (Shops)
Hours 9:30 – 18:00 (Shops 21:00 pm)
Closed Open year-round
Facility Tempyo Miharashi-kan (Observation Deck)
Hours 9:00 – 17:00
Closed Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, following day) and between December 29 and January 4
Facility Tempyo Tsudoi-kan (Information)
Hours 9:00 – 18:00
Closed Open year-round

Suzaku-mon Gate

This was the Nara Palace’s main gate. Government officials met and saw off envoys from other countries here, and crowds of people met to sing and dance. In addition, the emperor made his way here to celebrate the New Year.

Facility Suzaku-mon Gate
Hours 9:00 – 16:30 (admission until 16:00)
Closed Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, following day) and between December 29 and January 1