Nara Prefecture

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Nara Prefecture (奈良県 Nara-ken?) is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital city is Nara.[2]

History[change | edit source]

The area of Yamato Province was reorganized as Nara Prefecture during the Meiji period.[3]

Geography[change | edit source]

Nara is bordered to the west by Wakayama Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture. Its border on the north meets Kyoto Prefecture. Mie Prefecture is on the east.

Cities[change | edit source]

Towns and villages[change | edit source]

Towns and villages in each district:

Hōryū-ji at cherry blossom, Ikaruga Town

National Parks[change | edit source]

National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]

Ōmiwa jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nara-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 699; "Kansai" at p. 477.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nara" at p. 698.
  3. Nussbaum, "Yamato" at p. 1046; "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-8-30.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Nara prefecture at Wikimedia Commons