Heijō-kyō facts for kids
In 710, Empress Gemmei moved the Imperial capital from Fujiwara-kyō which is about 18 km south.
- 707 (Keiun 4): Emperor Mommu orders construction of a new capital city, but the work is not complete before his death.
- 710 (Wadō 3, 3rd month): Empress Gemmei moves to Heijō-kyō. The palace of the empress was named Nara-no-miya.
- 784 (Enryaku 3): Capital is moved briefly to Nagaoka
- 794 (Enryaku 13): Capital was moved to Heian-kyō and the palace was named Heian no Miya.
- November 17, 794 (Enryaku 13, 21st day of the 10th month): The emperor traveled by carriage from Nara to Heian-kyō in a grand procession. This marks the end of the Nara period and the beginning of the Heian period in Japanese history.
- Daian-ji (大安寺)
- Yakushi-ji (薬師寺)
- Kōfuku-ji (興福寺)
- Gangō-ji (元興寺)
- Suzakumon (朱雀門, reconstruction)
- Saidai-ji (西大寺)
- Tōdai-ji (東大寺)
- Daikokuden (大極殿, reconstruction)
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