Tenri, Nara

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Tenri
天理市
City
Top left:View of Headquarter in Tenri religious community, Top right:Tenri religious school, Middle left:View of a point of side of mount Miwa road, Middle right:Stone site in Ryuo Mount Castle, Bottom:Tenri Reference Museum
Top left:View of Headquarter in Tenri religious community, Top right:Tenri religious school, Middle left:View of a point of side of mount Miwa road, Middle right:Stone site in Ryuo Mount Castle, Bottom:Tenri Reference Museum
Flag of Tenri
Flag
Location of Tenri in Nara Prefecture
Location of Tenri in Nara Prefecture
Tenri is located in Japan
Tenri
Tenri
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°36′N 135°50′E / 34.600°N 135.833°E / 34.600; 135.833Coordinates: 34°36′N 135°50′E / 34.600°N 135.833°E / 34.600; 135.833
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Nara Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Keisaku Minami
Area
 • Total 86.37 km2 (33.35 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2015)
 • Total 66,866
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flower Ume
Address 605 Kawaharajō-chō, Tenri-shi, Nara-ken
Phone number 0743-63-1001
Website City of Tenri

Tenri (天理市 Tenri-shi?) is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The modern city was founded on April 1, 1954.

As of April 1, 2015, the city has an estimate population of 66,866, and 29,169 households.[1] The population density is 800.61 persons per km², and the total area is 86.37 km².[citation needed]

History[edit]

Tenri was briefly the capital of Japan during the reign of Emperor Ninken.[2] The life of the Imperial court was centered at Isonokami Hirotaka Palace where the emperor lived in 488–498.[3]

Education[edit]

  • Primary Schools
    • Senzai Elementary School
    • Idodo Elementary School
    • Yamanobe Elementary School
    • Nikaido Elementary School
    • Tenri Elementary School (Private School)
    • Yanagimoto Elementary School
    • Tanbaichi Elementary School
    • Ichinomoto Elementary School
    • Fukuzumi Elementary School
    • Asawa Elementary School
  • Junior High Schools
    • Kita Junior High School
    • Minami Junior High School
    • Fukuzumi Junior High School
    • Nishi Junior High School
    • Tenri Junior High School (Private School)
  • High Schools
    • Soekami High School
    • Nikaido High School
    • Tenri High School (Private School)
    • Tenrikyōkou Gakuen High School
  • Universities

Shrines and temples[edit]

Gate of Isonokami Jingu

The Shinto Isonokami Shrine is in Tenri.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The central station of Tenri is Tenri Station.

Road[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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