Ikaruga, Nara

Ikaruga (斑鳩町, Ikaruga-chō) is a town in Ikoma District, Nara, Japan.

Ikaruga
斑鳩町
Town
Flag of Ikaruga
Official seal of Ikaruga
Location of Ikaruga in Nara Prefecture
Location of Ikaruga in Nara Prefecture
Ikaruga is located in Japan
Ikaruga
Ikaruga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°37′N 135°44′E / 34.617°N 135.733°E / 34.617; 135.733Coordinates: 34°37′N 135°44′E / 34.617°N 135.733°E / 34.617; 135.733
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
DistrictIkoma
Area
 • Total14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2015)
 • Total27,341
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address3-7-12 Hōryūjinishi, Ikaruga-cho,
630-8580
Websitewww.town.ikaruga.nara.jp/ENGLISH12/index-e.html
Symbols
FlowerCamellia sasanqua
TreeJapanese Black Pine

Ikaruga is home to Hōryū-ji and Hokki-ji, ancient Buddhist temples collectively inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other ancient temples include Hōrin-ji, also in the vicinity of Hōryū-ji. The town was named after the Palace of Prince Shōtoku, Ikaruga-no-Miya (Imperial Palace of Ikaruga, or Imperial House of Ikaruga), whose grounds were at Hōryū-ji, thus it is also called Ikaruga-dera (temple of Ikaruga).[citation needed]

As of April 1, 2015, the town has an estimated population of 27,341, with 11,308 households.[1] The total area is 14.27 km2 (6 sq mi).

Tatsuta River
Gate to Horyū-ji in Ikaruga
Hokki-ji

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

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EducationEdit

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Ikaruga Elementary School
  • Ikarugahigashi Elementary School
  • Ikaruganishi Elementary School

Junior high schoolsEdit

  • Ikaruga Junior High School
  • Ikarugaminami Junior High School

High schoolsEdit

  • Hōryū-ji International High School

Notable placesEdit

Temples and shrinesEdit

KofunEdit

TransportationEdit

RailEdit

RoadEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "市町村別推計人口・世帯数". Nara Prefecture. April 1, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

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