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Muko

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Parks

Popular things to do in Muko

Muko Shrine ©
Religious Site
Muko Shrine
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Takenomichi
Scenic Walking Area
Takenomichi
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Muko City Cultural Museum ©
History Museum
Muko City Cultural Museum
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Muko City Astronomical Observatory
Observatory
Muko City Astronomical Observatory
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mukō is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, which served as the capital city of Japan (Nagaoka-kyō) for a decade from 784 to 794. Its neighbor cities are Kyoto and Nagaokakyō. As of 2014, the city has an estimated population of 53,587 and a population density of 6,986.57 persons per km². The total area is 7.67 km²(2.96 sq mi). According to the provisional results of the 2010 national census of Japan, the population of Muko is 54,328; of which male and female are 26,159 and 28,169 respectively.HistoryClassical MukōAt the end of the 8th century, Emperor Kanmu moved his capital from Nara to Nagaokakyō. The new capital encompassed a large part of modern Muko, where modern research has revealed the palace to have been located. In the south, it also included parts of Nagaokakyō. In 794, because of the location's moist temperature and reputation as a breeding ground for disease, Kammu relocated his capital from Nagaoka to Heian, now known as Kyoto.Medieval MukōMuko town was established in 1592, during Azuchi–Momoyama period. The town main main road, called Saigoku Kaido, flourished because it connected Tō-ji in Kyoto and Nishinomiya Shrine in Settsu Province. Saigoku Kaido, which still presents a traditional and historical setting, changed name National Route 171 as important road. Plan the details of your Muko holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Japan day trip planning website.

Side trips from Muko

Yodo River Park Sewaritei District
Park
Yodo River Park Sewaritei District Yawata
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Suntory Kyoto Brewery ©
Brewery
Suntory Kyoto Brewery Nagaokakyo
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ©
Distillery
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery Shimamoto-cho
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nagaoka Tenmangu ©
Religious Site
Nagaoka Tenmangu Nagaokakyo
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Muko

Gotsuji Lantern
Historic Site
Gotsuji Lantern
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Mampuku-ji Temple
Religious Site
Mampuku-ji Temple
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Minami Shinkyoji Temple
Religious Site
Minami Shinkyoji Temple
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Keisho-in Temple
Religious Site
Keisho-in Temple
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Muko

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Kitashinkyoji Temple ©
Religious Site
Kitashinkyoji Temple
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Ishidoji Temple
Religious Site
Ishidoji Temple
1.3
Duration: 1 hour
Raigo-ji Temple
Religious Site
Raigo-ji Temple
1.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Mozume Castle Ruin
Historic Site
Mozume Castle Ruin
1.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Muko

Mozume Kurumazuka Tumulus Park
Park
Mozume Kurumazuka Tumulus Park
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Nagaoka Kyuseki Daikokuden Park
Park
Nagaoka Kyuseki Daikokuden Park
1.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Chodo-in Park
Park
Chodo-in Park
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes

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