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Naniwa-kyō (難波京) is a historical Japanese capital city, which was located in present-day central Osaka city.

Traces of ancient palaces[1][2] in Naniwa were found in 1957. Through more recent excavations, the existence of a city was confirmed, at least for the latter period in the 8th century.[3]


  1. ^ Palaces from two different times between 7 to 8th centuries were found through excavations.
  2. ^ Peter G. Stone; Philippe G. Planel (1999). The Constructed Past: Experimental Archaeology, Education and the Public. Routledge. pp. 68–70. ISBN 0-415-11768-2.
  3. ^ "Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Osaka 2007". Osaka Museum of History. November 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-13.

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Preceded by
Capital of Japan
Succeeded by
Shigaraki Palace