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Nigatsu-do Temple

Address: 406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 85 Attractions in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You can find Nigatsu-do on the hill above Todai-ji. The temple is beautiful with an impressive garden. Walk up the steps to the hall, free entry, and you can rest on the veranda and enjoy the view over Nara.

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Nara, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great views across Nara and beyond. It is a fair climb up to the top, but worth it. If you are around in March you could get to see the Mizutori festival where priests run around 1000 year old priceless wooden buildings brandishing huge fiery torches.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This temple is not far from Todaiji. A short walk further up the hill. Be prepared to walk up many steps. The extra hike is worthwhile once you reach the temple. There is seating on the upper level to rest tired feet and a wide balcony to stand and enjoy the view of Nara. Good photo opportunity on a clear... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Another beautiful temple in Nara with a great walk to match. This Temple is positioned on a hill, so can offer some wonderful views down below

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