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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-5511
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Great view of Nara city!

Not sure if this is a part of the Todaiji temple as the place has a different stamp. You get a great view of Nara city from the top. Close to the Great Bell, in case you are lost

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not sure if this is a part of the Todaiji temple as the place has a different stamp. You get a great view of Nara city from the top. Close to the Great Bell, in case you are lost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

You can see the view of the ancient town Nara from Nigatsu-do temple. It's a quiet and nice place, and it's worth visiting there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nigatsu-do is a nice, easy walk up the hill from Todaiji that will reward you with beautiful views over Nara. Come to watch the sun go down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The temple is just about 10min walk from to Todaiji Temple! Be prepare to climb some stairs! The architecture is simple and beautiful! The view from the Temple was excellent! Nothing much special about this temple! It is less crowded and hence more relaxing. Do visit this temple as well if you have planned to visit Todaiji!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As a temple nothing special, just one of many (what doesn't mean I don't adore Japanese temples, I'm just comparing), but the walk to it from the back of Todaiji is very nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

You're likely in Nara for the day, and this is worth a 15 minute walk from Todaji's exit. There are far fewer people at this temple, making it a more relaxing experience, though the reason it's less visited is also because there's not a lot to see. It has an excellent view over the city from the terrace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The view from the upper tear of the Nara city is awesome. Don't forget to visit here also when you visit Todaiji temple as it is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What you really need to see here is the Buddhist medieval wooden sculpture in the Sangatsudo next door to the Nigatsudo. The sculpture here is world-class, comparable to other sculpture at the Kofukuji Temple treasury and at Sanjusangendo and Koryuji in Kyoto. I spent at least half an hour gazing at the sculptures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Nigatsudo Hall is not known to a lot of tourists; hence, the crowd is noticeably less in this area. The hall is open for 24 hours and takes approximately 15 minutes-walk from the Daibutsu-den, within the Todai-ji Temple complex. The deck at the top (which takes some climbing to reach) offers a panoramic view of Nara city. Besides that, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It is a worth to climb up the path close from Todaji Temple. The temple is not congested by hordes of tourist; it is really peaceful and great place of worship. And as a bonus you have fantastic view of Nara. There is no entrance fee. You can also have a free cup of green tea in the temple or... More 

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