kids encyclopedia robot

Naniwa-kyō facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Naniwa-kyō (難波京 ), also called Naniwa no Tsu, was an ancient Imperial capital of Japan in the 7th and 8th centuries. It was located in present-day Osaka.


Naniwa was founded by Emperor Temmu in 683. After 745, the capital moved to Heijō-kyō.


  • 683: Temmu establishes Naniwa
  • 744 (Tenpyō 16): Emperor Shōmu and the court moved to Naniwa, which then became the new capital.
  • 745 (Tenpyō 17): Shōmu built a palace named Shigaraki no Miya
  • 745 (Tenpyō 17): The court and the capital moves to Heijō Kyō.


In 1957, traces of ancient palaces were found. Other archaeological site was discovered in 2006.

Related pages

kids search engine
Naniwa-kyō Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.