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Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara
(4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
A major temples within a larger religious complex, Nigatsu-do Temple stands as a masterpiece of Japanese architecture dating back to 1669. The intricate wooden construction, featuring a classical curved rooftop and detailed carvings, remains a major draw for architecture buffs. If the design doesn't bowl you over, go up to the temple's balcony to enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding town. Plan to visit Nigatsu-do Temple during your Nara vacation using our convenient Nara itinerary builder.
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  • It's temple is famous and torches held on 3 February. Sunset from here looks clean. Everyone is watching sunset people gather in the evening and the sun sets behind the large Buddha. Also here are cobbled and mud and wind and took pictures of very picturesque. It is a favorite place.
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  • I stopped by after seeing the great Buddha of todaiji Temple. On the slope, buildings on February from the Temple in Nara City views can be enjoyed. Admission is free, so is recommended.
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  • What a lovely wooden structure with great balcony overlooking tree tops, roofs, hills and the city of Nara. A little of a climb of steps one way up and around the balcony then one way down the other s...  more »