Naramachi is an area centered around the former precincts of Gankoji Temple, which is a World Heritage Site. It is a town with a long history, during the Nara period 8th century, which is the outside town of Heijyokyo capital city. Today, it is a town with atmosphere that has the image of a townhouse from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji era.
Naramachi Westside of Gango-ji ②
Further south area of west side of Gango-ji Yoshida Kacho – mosquito nets shop Yoshida Kacho is a long-established store of mosquito nets, a specialty…
In the heart of Naramachi is Gangoji Temple, Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple, first built in Asuka but relocated here around 718 AD. Fires during the 15th and 19th centuries destroyed many of the original structures and the need for more residential space gradually diminished the temple’s influence and size.