Information about Nara

Heijo-Kyou, now in Nara City, was the capital of Japan until the capital moved to Nagaoka-Kyo in 784 AC and then Heian-Kyo in 794 AC, lending its name to the Nara period. In this period, many buildings, such as castle, temples, shrines, etc, were built in Nara City, and many monuments and items including Buddha Sculptures were dedicated to temples and shrines. Now, some of them are appointed to Japanese Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures, and UNESCO World Heritage. Todaiji-temple, where the 5th JCS Symposium is held, is one of them. You can enjoy those cultural properties and treasures during your stay in Nara City. Please see the following sites for more information: