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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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We were still jet lagged so we left 6 am from Osaka Namba station and took the train across and walked past the main temples as they weren't open yet. Getting here first was nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were still jet lagged so we left 6 am from Osaka Namba station and took the train across and walked past the main temples as they weren't open yet. Getting here first was nice without a ton of tour groups. They have free water and tea (they just ask you wash the mug) and washrooms at the top as... More 

Thank PohutukawaFlor
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most visitors come to Nigatsu-do Temple in the day time to have a view of Nara, actually it is open for 24 hours. What I recommend is, to walk from Kasuga Grand Shrine (around 1.5km), at dusk. Along the way, sits a trail to Wakakusa Hill. Nigatsu-do Temple is a good sunset spot. After sunset, all lamps in Nigatsu-do Temple... More 

Thank Anni C
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 

Thank Alfred F
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank BananaLu
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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