Tenri is a city located in Nara, Japan. Tenri is the only city in Japan to be named after a religious group, the new religious movement Tenrikyo which has its headquarters in the city and believes it to be one among other energy centers of the world. Tenrikyo had recommended the name Yamabe, which is the district that the religion's headquarters were located in prior to the 1954 merger. Nevertheless Tenri was chosen instead.