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"Tenri" redirects here. For the religion, see Tenrikyo. For the god from Turkic mythology, see Tengri.

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

Nara Prefecture
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
 • Mayor Keisaku Minami
 • Total 86.37 km2 (33.35 sq mi)
Population (October 31, 2010)
 • Total 69,149
 • Density 800.61/km2 (2,073.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- 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 October 31, 2010, the city has an estimate population of 69,149 and a population density of 800.61 persons per km². The total area is 86.37 km².


Tenri was briefly the capital of Japan during the reign of Emperor Ninken.[1] The life of the Imperial court was centered at Isonokami Hirotaka Palace where the emperor lived in 488–498.[2]


  • 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

The Shinto Isonokami Shrine is in Tenri.

Sister cities


External links

  • Tenri City official website (Japanese)
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