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Nara was a Japanese capital till a capital was moved at 794 years by Heiankyo of Kyoto.

Therefore, as for temples and shrines of Nara, there are a lot of things having the history more than 1,300 years.

In the temples and Shinto shrines of such Nara, a high thing of the particularly historic value has been designated as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”.

↓The article of ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’ is here↓

Contents:

  1. About “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”
  2. 8 places of temples and shrines designated to world heritage

1.About “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara encompasses eight places in the old capital Nara in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Five are Buddhist temples, one is a Shinto shrine, one is a Palace and one aprimeval forest. The properties include 26 buildings designated by the Japanese Government as National Treasures as well as 53 designated as Important Cultural Properties. All compounds have been recognized as Historic Sites. The Nara Palace Site was designated as Special Historic Site and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest as Special Natural Monument. Tōdai-ji, Kōfuku-ji and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest overlap with Nara Park, a park designated as one of the “Places of Scenic Beauty” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). UNESCO listed the site as World Heritage in 1998.
引用(citation):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Monuments_of_Ancient_Nara

As for the temples and shrines in Nara, the history is older than Kyoto.

The buildings where there is the history more than 1,300 years are certainly worth seeing.

2.8 places of temples and shrines designated to world heritage

・MAP of 8 places (and other sightseeing spot)

8 places of temples and shrines of Nara are designated in ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara’.

・Todai-ji Temple (include Shoso-in.)

↓Visit article of Todai-ji Temple is here↓

Daibutsu-den Hall (the Great Buddha hall) and large number of buildings have been designated as a national treasure.
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・Kofuku-ji Temple

↓Visit article of Kofuku-ji Temple is here↓

Tokin-dou, Five Storeyed Pagoda and large number of buildings have been designated as a national treasure.
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・Kasuga-taisha Shrine

↓Visit article of Kasuga-taisha Shrine is here↓

Main hall has been designated as a national treasure.
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・Gango-ji Temple

Main hall, Zen-shitsu Room and Small Five Storeyed Pagoda have been designated as a national treasure.
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・Yakushi-ji Temple

東院堂(Touin-dou) and 東塔(Tou-to) have been designated as a national treasure.
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・Toshodai-ji Temple

Kon-dou and large number of buildings have been designated as a national treasure.
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・The former Heijo-kyu Palace site

“The former Heijo-kyu Palace site” has been designated as a special historic site.
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・Kasugayama Primeval Forest

Kasugayama Primeval Forest is designated as a special natural treasure, and the laurel forest of Mt. Kasuga is designated as a state scenic beauty.
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