Nigatsu-do Temple

Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara

Nigatsu-do Temple
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,786 contributions
Nov 2019
The Nigatsu-do temple is one further milestone along the beautiful park of temples and shrines in Nara. It is located not too far behind te Todaji shrine and offers a beautiful view on the complex, due to its elevated location on a small hill nearby. The area is rather calm and pleasant and (just like its neighbours), stuns the visitor with its age and obvious craftsmanship. Very convenient en route and defintely a beautiful sight to see!
Written May 20, 2020
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vamoosewithus
Melbourne, Australia69 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
There is a descent flight of stairs to climb to get to this temple but it is worth the view. The view from the balcony is across the Nara Park and to the city.
Written April 26, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Jul 2019
We didn't get in so I can't say anything about the inside. But from the outside, it's quite impressive with its large columns. You have great views of the city
Written March 28, 2020
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Rachel F
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada8 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful hike up to see all of Nara. We were there during one of the festival in early March and saw they light large torches and run across the temple. It was amazing!
Written March 9, 2020
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mrbadsyam
Cyberjaya, Malaysia283 contributions
Dec 2019
Had to hiked using the stairs. Tiring but totally worth it. Beautiful building with panoramic view from the top.
Written January 13, 2020
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mWrite
Helsinki, Finland1,367 contributions
Sep 2019
Temple is close by the Todaiji temple, uphill. Nigatsu-dō or Second Month Hall as named after Shuni-e ceremony that is held in the second lunar month. Original temple from 9th century burnt during the ceremony and current building is from 1669.
Temple offers nice view to the valley.
Written October 19, 2019
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Jscykes
Mumbai, India95 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Part of the Todaiji complex, but deserves a special mention. The main temple is designed in such a way that it overlooks the city, gives a great vibe to the place. A must do.
Written October 6, 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25,177 contributions
Sep 2019
This hall and temple is named after the month of February (Sangatsudo Temple next door is the March Hall ) and apparently it is famous for fireworks in February. It sits at the back of the Todaiji Temple up the steps and the hill.There is also a great view from this point.
Written September 20, 2019
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M. San
68 contributions
May 2019
It was worth dropping by although it was a bit way far. It was quieter with lesser crowd. The architecture of the building was beautiful. The lanterns were also beautiful and one could have a better view of Nara up here.
Written September 12, 2019
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adalbert3
Newport Beach, CA5,335 contributions
Apr 2019
Nigatsu-do Hall or "Hall of the Second Month" is part of the Todai-ji Temple complex---which also includes the Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden), the Belfry and the Great South Gate (Nandaimon). It offers some beautiful views and is a nice respite from the crowds you will find down by the Great Buddha Hall and the Great South Gate. Check out my photos for more details.
Written August 17, 2019
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