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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

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

Geography

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

Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district:

Hōryū-ji at cherry blossom, Ikaruga Town

National Parks

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

Shrines and Temples

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

Related pages

References

  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

Media related to Nara prefecture at Wikimedia Commons