Kashihara, Nara

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Kashihara
橿原市
City
Kashihara Shrine
Kashihara Shrine
Official seal of Kashihara
Location of Kashihara in Nara
Location of Kashihara in Nara
Kashihara is located in Japan
Kashihara
Kashihara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°48′E / 34.517°N 135.800°E / 34.517; 135.800Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°48′E / 34.517°N 135.800°E / 34.517; 135.800
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara
Government
 • MayorYutaka Morishita
Area
 • Total39.52 km2 (15.26 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2015)
 • Total124,829
 • Density3,176.79/km2 (8,227.8/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeOak
 • FlowerCommon gardenia
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address1-1-18 Yagi-chō, Kashihara-shi, Nara-ken
634-8586
Websitewww.city.kashihara.nara.jp

Kashihara (橿原市, Kashihara-shi) is a Japanese city in Nara Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

History[change | change source]

According to legend, Emperor Jimmu was enthroned at Kahihara.[1]

Fujiwara-kyō was the ancient capital of Japan from the year 694 to 710.[1]

The modern city was established in 1956.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kashihara" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 485.

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