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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587, Nara Prefecture
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One of many nice temples in Nara

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..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris F
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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..

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank BananaLu
Zagreb
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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 

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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

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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 

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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.

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Thank Hailey T
Singapore
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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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Sakado, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I can say that I was there but I don't have really good memories from there. It was just a short detour from my way so I walked around but that's all. I accept it's nice but on the 6th day of visiting temples, nothing special.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

It's hard to be fair, since in Nara park are really good temples and this one is good but probably not the most impressive one. Still, good to go to the hill and to visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

A short walk up the hill from Todai-ji Temple, this temple has totally different atmosphere. It's small and quiet and offers a magnificent view of Nara. Home for O-mizutori festival, it has great significance to locals. We enjoyed a walk from the front gate of Todai-ji to Nigatsu-do and a walk down behind Todai-ji, encountering with deer along the way.... More 

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