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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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Mor than Nigatsudo, see Sangatsudo Next Door

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Prague
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I could go there in the morning, and I could see a young monk doing his pious job inside of the temple of February. If you lucky and visit in the morning (by 10am). you can see the beautiful scene. The view is so beautiful and authentic. To reach there, you have to go stares and walk, but it has... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The entry here is included in the overall ticket,so why not have a look? Each sign of the zodiac is displayed in the room out the back.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went there at night and the place looks like a dream! They light up the lanterns in the balcony and the view is beautiful from up there. Highly recommend!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have just realised that I have missed out a review on Nigatsu-do. In April, Sakura bloom in front of the grand Daibutsu-do and was surrounded by lots of tourists. Nigatsu-do is an annexe temple nearby. It is much tranquil there, less crowd gathering there. Take the steps up the hill and you will be able to enjoy a great... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful temple and view. There were not too many people here and it was a perfect place to stroll and simply experience the place.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The day trip to Nara was planned while we stayed in Kyoto. You can also go from Osaka. The transportation options were plenty. Nara is famous foot giant Buddha. Highly recommended to spend at least an hour around the temple. If you have more time, Nara park is huge. You can find lots of places to walk around. Nigatsu-do Temple... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Inside the Todai Temple I could find a small temple which is popular for a celemony named Omizutori being held in March. This celemony was aimed for desire of the state`s prosperity and people happiness ,having a tradition for 1300 years. From the stage expanding from the temple I could see diverse views of Nara basin especially the big Todai... More 

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