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

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

As of April 1, 2015, the town has an estimated population of 27,341, with 11,308 households . The total area is 14.27 km2 (6 sq mi). Tatsuta River Gate to Horyū-ji in Ikaruga Hokki-ji

CONTENTS

* 1 Neighboring municipalities * 2 Geography

* 3 Education

* 3.1 Elementary schools * 3.2 Junior high schools * 3.3 High schools

* 4 Notable places

* 4.1 Temples and shrines * 4.2 Kofun

* 5 Transportation

* 5.1 Rail * 5.2 Road

* 6 References * 7 External links

NEIGHBORING MUNICIPALITIES

* Nara Prefecture
Nara Prefecture

* Ikoma * Yamatokōriyama * Sangō * Heguri * Ando * Kawai * Ōji

GEOGRAPHY

* Tatsuta River (Nara Prefectural Tatsuta Park) * Yamato River
Yamato River
* Mount Matsuo

EDUCATION

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

* Ikaruga Elementary School * Ikarugahigashi Elementary School * Ikaruganishi Elementary School

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

* Ikaruga Junior High School * Ikarugaminami Junior High School

HIGH SCHOOLS

* Hōryū-ji
Hōryū-ji
International High School

NOTABLE PLACES

TEMPLES AND SHRINES

* Hōryū-ji
Hōryū-ji
* Hokki-ji * Hōrin-ji * Chūgū-ji * Kichiden-ji * Mimuroyama * Ikaruga Shrine * Ryūta Shrine

KOFUN

* Fujinoki Kofun * Kasuga Kofun * Okanohara Kofun * Terayama Kofun

TRANSPORTATION

RAIL

* West Japan
Japan
Railway Company

* Kansai Main Line
Kansai Main Line
( Yamatoji Line
Yamatoji Line
): Hōryūji Station

ROAD

* Japan
Japan
National Route 25 * Japan
Japan
National Route 168

REFERENCES

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

EXTERNAL LINKS

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