Historic Sites of the Ancient Period (mainly 7~12th century)

U Remnants of Katagiharahaiji Temple (National Historic Site)
@Location: Uchikaito-cho, Katagihara, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City

The temple was built about the middle of the 7th century. Excavation has revealed the layout of the temple precincts. Archeologists have uncovered remnants of one of the temple gates, and an accumulated tile octagonal pagoda with each of its sides six metres in length.



V Remnants of Saiji Temple (National Historic Site)
@Location: Saiji-cho, Karahashi, Minami-ku, Kyoto City

Saiji was founded along with Toji Temple by imperial decree in 796. The remnants of this temple are a valuable source of information in reconstruction of Heian-kyo, as Kyoto was then called. The raised foundation of the lecture hall is still visible today.



W Remnants of Tobadono Villa (National Historic Site)
@Location: Goshonouchi-cho, Nakajima, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City

An imperial villa built toward the end of the 11th century as a monastic retreat for Emperor Shirakawa after his abdication. As well as a north manor and south manor, the grounds contained extensive gardens. Foundations of the south manor and other remnants are now preserved underground.

Other Historic Sites of the Ancient Period

Name Classifi
@cation
Location A brief outline
X
Precincts of Kamowakeikazuchi Shrine
National Historic
Site
Motoyama/
Koyama/
Misonoguchi-cho,
Kamigamo,
Kita-ku,
Kyoto City
Known as Kamigamo Shrine. Dating from the Heian period, it has a long and venerable history as a shrine built for protection of the State.
PO
Remnants of a covered walkway surrounding Heian Imperial Palace
National Historic
Site
Tanaka-cho,
Shimodachiuri-dori,
Senbon Higashi-iru,
Kamigyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Vestiges of a raised and covered walkway, following the inner boundary of Heian Imperial Palace.
PP
Kurusuno Tile Kiln
National Historic
Site
Hataeda-cho,
Iwakura,
Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Remains of a kiln. Built on the establishment of Heian-kyo to manufacture roof tiles for the emperor's residence in the imperial palace, and for prominent temples.
PQ
Precincts of Kamomioya Shrine
National Historic
Site
Izumikawa-cho,
Shimogamo,
Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Commonly called Shimogamo Shrine. Along with Kamowakeikazuchi Shrine, it has been venerated since the Heian period as a shrine for the protection of the State.
PR
Heian Imperial Palace guest house
National Historic
Site
Jurakumawari
nishi-machi,
Nakagyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Vestiges of a building constructed in 799 in the Heian Imperial Palace grounds. It was used for imperial banquets and other entertainment.
PS
Shinsen Garden
National Historic
Site
Shinsenen-cho,
Higashi-iru
Monzen-cho,
Oike Dori,
Nakagyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Part of the imperial garden and pond created on the foundation of Heian-kyo are still visible today.
PT
Shoren-in (formerly a temporary imperial residence)
National Historic
Site
Awataguchi
Sanjobo-cho,
Higashiyama-ku,
Kyoto City
Built toward the end of Heian period. Served as a temporary imperial residence after disaster struck the Imperial Palace, around the end of the Edo period.
PU
Precincts of Zuishin-in
National Historic
Site
Ono Goryo-cho,
Yamashina-ku,
Kyoto City
Constructed in the middle of the Heian period by Ninkai, founder of the Ono school of the Shingon Buddhist sect.
PV
Precincts of Kyoogokokuji Temple
National Historic
Site
Kujo-cho,
Minami-ku,
Kyoto City
Generally known as Toji Temple. Built by imperial decree for the protection of the State, on the foundation of Heian-kyo.
PW
Ninnaji Imperial Residence (remnants)
National Historic
Site
Omuro Ouchi,
Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Also known as Omuro, this temple was built during the Heian period by Emperors Koko and Uda.
PX
Precincts of Daigoji Temple
National Historic
Site
Daigo Higashioji-cho/
Garan-cho,
Fushimi-ku,
Kyoto City
Founded 874 in Kamidaigo by the priest Shobo.
QO
Site of the imperial residence in Daikakuji Temple
National Historic
Site
Saga Osawa-cho/
Kitasaganagoso-cho/
Saga Daikakuji
Monzenmae Nobori-cho,
Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Originally a retirement villa for Emperor Saga who ruled from here after retiring from public life. Later it became Daikakuji Temple.
QP
Remnants of Heian-kyo Ukyo Ichijo Sanbokyu-cho
Kyoto Prefecture
Designated Historic
Site
Sakata-cho,
Taisho-gun,
Kita-ku,
Kyoto City
Traces of the main edifice in an imperial residence. A large-scale construction built early in the Heian period.
QQ
Precincts of Kuga Shrine
Kyoto City
Designated Historic
Site
Shichiku,
Shimochikuden-cho,
Kita-ku,
Kyoto City
A building style typical of the Engi era (901~923), and originating in the Heian period.
QR
Precincts of Himuro (icehouse) Shrine & the foundations of the icehouse
Kyoto City
Registered Historic
Site
Shichikuden-cho/
Nishigamo Himuro-cho,
etc.,
Kita-ku,
Kyoto City
A storage house for ice. Taken from frozen ponds during winter, it was stored here until summer, for distribution throughout the court.
QS
Nakanotani Kiln No. 4
Kyoto City
Designated Historic
Site
Kino-cho,
Iwakura,
Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
A Heian period kiln for firing ceramics.
QT
The grave of Onono Emishi
Kyoto City
Designated Historic
Site
Kamitakano
Saimyoji-yama
(in precincts of Sudo Shrine),
Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Grave of Emishi, son of Onono Imoko. The epitaph was discovered in 1613.
QU
Traces of buildings in the former precincts of Henshoji Temple
Kyoto City
Designated Historic
Site
Kitasaga
Asaharayama-cho,
Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Built on the north-west side of Hirosawa Pond at the request of Emperor Kazan, during the Heian period.
QV
Konoshimanimasu Amaterumitama Shrine (in the grounds of Kaikono-yashiro)
Kyoto City
Designated Historic
Site
Morigahigashi-cho,
Uzumasa,
Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto City
One of the oldest Engi-style shrines in Kyoto City.
QW
Precincts of Tsukiyomi Shrine
Kyoto City
Designated Historic
Site
Matsumuro
Yamazoe-cho,
Nishikyo-ku,
Kyoto City
An Engi-style shrine conveying the religious faith of ancient Kyoto.
QX
Precincts of Otoshi Shrine
Kyoto City
Registered Historic
Site
Ohara no
Haikata-cho,
Nishikyo-ku,
Kyoto City
An Engi-style shrine listed in the ancient Engishiki Shinmeicho.
RO
Precincts of Hazukashinimasu Takamimusubi Shrine
Kyoto City
Designated Historic
Site
Shimizu-cho,
Hazukashi,
Fushimi-ku,
Kyoto City
An Engi-style shrine, and one of the oldest Kyoto shrines relating the history of the Katsura River district.


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