Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Nara Prefecture, Kansai region, Japan|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iii), (iv), (vi)|
|Inscription||1998 (22nd Session)|
|Area||617 ha (1,520 acres)|
|Buffer zone||1,962.5 ha (4,849 acres)|
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Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784. The city's historic structures show what life was like in the Japanese capital in the 8th century.
The several properties include 26 buildings which have been named by the Japanese Government as "National Treasures". Also, there are 53 buildings which have been named as "Important Cultural Properties". 
In 1998, UNESCO listed parts of Nara as a World Heritage Site.
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