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

Ikaruga
斑鳩町
Town
Flag of Ikaruga
Flag
Official seal of Ikaruga
Chapter
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
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Nara Prefecture
District Ikoma
Area
 • Total 14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2015)
 • Total 27,341
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese Black Pine
 • Flower Camellia sasanqua
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 3-7-12 Hōryūjinishi, Ikaruga-cho,
630-8580
Website www.town.ikaruga.nara.jp/ENGLISH12/index-e.html

Ikaruga is home to Hōryū-ji and Hokki-ji, ancient Buddhist temples collectively inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage. 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

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Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

GeographyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "市町村別推計人口・世帯数". Nara Prefecture. April 1, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

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