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Sakurai, Nara

Summary
is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 58,386, and 24,629 households. The population density is , and the total area is . History Sakurai was briefly the capital of Japan during the reign of Emperor Yūryaku. The life of the Imperial court was centered at Hatsuse no Asakura Palace where the emperor lived in 457–479. Other emperors also built palaces in the area, including
  • Iware no Mikakuri Palace, 480–484 in reign of Emperor Seinei
  • Nimiki Palace, 499–506 in reign of Emperor Buretsu
  • Iware no Tamaho Palace, 526–532 in reign of Emperor Keitai
  • Hinokuma no Iorino Palace, 535-539 in reign of Emperor Senka
  • Osata no Sakitama Palace or Osada no Miya, 572–585 in reign of Emperor Bidatsu
The modern city was founded on September 1, 1956. Sakurai is home to Ōmiwa Shrine, traditionally considered one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan dedicated to th
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