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Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara

4.6
#4 of 49 in Historic Sites in Nara
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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  • August 15, 2017
    I'm surprised it's #6 in Nara, the view is average, the temple is ordinary, 50m before there are stunning statues inside Hokke-dō temple, must see!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Al-Qaida. Come trip was seen as the Omizutori, yes should be no. Located on a hill and up to the wonderful views. Great Buddha Hall, (couldn't see and hazy, as good as it is) overlooking the roofing tile in many temples, Nara Basin below.  Looking up from the bottom, and reminiscent of Kiyomizu Temple. Only this place enough, no admission fee.  I'm sorry, I've bounced donation,. Per, I have crabs. 洗etari hand in the small drainage canals, water purification and mouth 漱geru where (name, again?), for example, have a lot. However, recently has finally returned to raccoon predation have been worried about it.  And here too, have infested the Rascal.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Went up the stairs next to the great Hall, and pass through, such as souvenir shops, resting more and eat. But the view from here is amazing. Nara City no very high buildings, so is recommended. And I think here is the Omizutori feels strange. It is recommended.
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  • May 27, 2017
    A visit here is a must. Beautiful views across the park and surrounding temples. One of the most atmosphere temples to visit. Free entry with a cute rest house close by.
  • April 11, 2017
    I personally think this is the best temple among the area. It is entrance free and less crowded. Best spot for photo shooting.
  • May 15, 2017
    A gorgeous place in the natural landscape. The place is peaceful and not as many tourists as the other spots of Nara Park.
  • April 7, 2017
    In the first days of March there is a fire festival at this temple. I went there last year and it is truely impressive, absolutely sugoi!!!
  • March 2, 2017
    This is where i thought the best view was in the entire park, there was also chanting and prayers for people who prefer to look inwards.

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