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Nigatsu-do Temple

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

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Place with a wonderful view across Nara

We have been there visiting the old imperial gardens and temples. It was the third one in a day and the view from the balcony across Nara is worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Berlin, Germany

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been there visiting the old imperial gardens and temples. It was the third one in a day and the view from the balcony across Nara is worth the visit.

Thank hauro-no
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the temple is located uphill, it is still easy for most people to access. Once at the higher platform, we were rewarded with a beautiful view of Nara. The temple even has a rest hall for weary visitors to stop and have some free iced Houjicha tea. That was a thoughtful gesture that most people would appreciate during the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Located not far from Todaiji, this temple has a lovely view from its sprawling verandah. Other than that, nothing much to do here.

Thank Aeris S
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Just passing Todiji walk further and up some few hundred meters, climb some steps and you will have a nice view over the vicinity, characteristic japanese rooftop view..

1 Thank Chris F
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We roamed around this temple and what seems to actually be like a villages full of temples around it. All the buildings were beautiful and peaceful. As usual there were Japanese wishes everywhere (small boards and wooden sticks). A great place to sit for meditation or focus on positive things.

Thank BananaLu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

A bit secluded, not on the main route for tourists, so it gives some space to explore and say prayers, as many people did. The level of detail is really wonderful, as it can be seen on the photos. It is actually a second site for Todaiji temple so it is not documented online in such detail. There is a... More 

Thank Ivan N
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

with a little walk from the center of the park it is worth a visit, with not so many tourists going there

1 Thank Piotr M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

It was raining but despite the rain, it was very enjoyable to visit this sight. Albeit crowded since August is the time when Japanese take their holidays with their children. So maybe a time to avoid if you want a bit less crowd. You can get a view over Nara from the upper terrace. Again, this is not a small... More 

Thank Maitheng
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Nigatsudo is located east of Todaiji's grounds. It is recommended to take the footpath up to the hall for the magnificent view of Nara. A place to look out for when visiting Todaiji.

Thank Hailey T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Nigatsu-do 二月堂 Nigatsudo, literally means Hall of the Second Month, is one of the important buildings of Todaiji Temple in Nara. It is located to the east of Todaiji and is on the hillside. The footpath and many stairs leading to Nigatsudo is not easy to climb. However, when up the front platform of the hall, you get a very... More 

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