14th International Conference
of Historical Geographers
23–27 August 2009,
field trips (
Fully booked up. Thank you! (12th August)
leaders: Yumio Tomatsuri (Nara Womenfs
University), Aki Yamamura (
It would be a shame not to see the
historical landscape of
1. The formation of the ancient capital, Heian-Kyo, built in 794.
# Grid pattern of streets and avenues constructed at the time of Heian-Kyo (the typical pattern of ancient East Asian capitals).
# A model of Heian-Kyo (1/1,000: 7.8 m ~ 6.6 m), which was made in 1994 as a monument to the 1200th anniversary of the city.
# A few old sites of the palace.
2. Transformation of the city in the medieval ages.
# Many large temples built as major centres in the eastern and
northern suburbs of Heian-Kyo,
especially those belonging to the Rinzai-Zen sect (for example,
3. Reformation of the city in the early modern ages by the military overlord TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi (c.1537-1598).
# Renovated sites of Hideyoshifs castle town, especially a series
of earthen city walls (called eodoif)
4. Modernization of
# A water supply aqueduct and channel between
# The modern exhibition site.
We recommend this optional one-day tour
for all colleagues and their families, especially those visiting