Sights to see in Nara Palace Site Historical Park

Daiichiji Daigokuden-in (Former Imperial Audience Hall Compound (under reconstruction))

This compound, including the Audience Hall, stretches for approximately 320 m north to south, and 180 m east to west. This was a special place for state ceremonies during the first half of the Nara Period.

Daiichiji Daigokuden

This was the largest palace building at the Nara Palace. It was used for the most important ceremonial occasions of state.

Facility Daiichiji Daigokuden
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

Reconstruction of the Nanmon (South Gate) of the Daiichiji Daigokuden-in will open to the public! (from 2019)

The Nanmon (South Gate), which served as the main entrance to the Daiichiji Daigokuden, is currently the focus of the Nanmon Reconstruction Project. Work carried out as part of the project is scheduled to be open to the public, allowing visitors to view technology associated with ancient architecture from an up-close vantage point.
The reconstruction site will be open to the public in order to communicate to a broad audience the remarkable nature of traditional Japanese technology that has been passed down to the present day.

Fukugenjigyo Joho-kan (Information Center for Reconstruction Project)

This facility provides a comprehensive overview of the reconstruction work on the buildings of the Daiichiji Daigokuden-in. Actual materials, tools and building methods are on display, and in addition to this, visitors can also enjoy a model of the reconstructed Daiichiji Daigokuden-in, an informational video and a hands-on exhibit.

Facility Fukugenjigyo Joho-kan
(Information Center for Reconstruction Project)
Hours 10:00 – 18:00 (admission until 17:30)
Closed Second Monday in Feb., Apr., Jul., and Nov., and between December 29 and January 1