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

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[edit]

Nara Prefecture

Ikoma Yamatokōriyama Sangō Heguri Ando Kawai Ōji

Geography[edit]

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

Education[edit] Elementary schools[edit]

Ikaruga Elementary School Ikarugahigashi Elementary School Ikaruganishi Elementary School

Junior high schools[edit]

Ikaruga Junior High School Ikarugaminami Junior High School

High schools[edit]

Hōryū-ji
Hōryū-ji
International High School

Notable places[edit] Temples and shrines[edit]

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

Kofun[edit]

Fujinoki Kofun Kasuga Kofun Okanohara Kofun Terayama Kofun

Transportation[edit] Rail[edit]

West Japan
Japan
Railway Company

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

Road[edit]

Japan
Japan
National Route 25 Japan
Japan
National Route 168

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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Official website (in Japanese)

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Nara Prefecture

Nara (capital)

Core city

Nara

Cities

Gojō Gose Ikoma Kashiba Kashihara Katsuragi Sakurai Tenri Uda Yamatokōriyama Yamatotakada

Ikoma District

Ando Ikaruga Heguri Sangō

Kitakatsuragi District

Ōji Kawai Kanmaki Kōryō

Shiki District

Kawanishi Miyake Tawaramoto

Takaichi District

Asuka Takatori

Uda District

Mitsue Soni

Yamabe District

Yamazoe

Yoshino District

Higashiyoshino Kamikitayama Kawakami Kurotaki Nosegawa Ōyodo Shimoichi Shimokitayama Tenkawa Totsukawa Yoshino

List of mergers in Nara Prefecture

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 252343070 NDL: 00366173

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