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Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara

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Religious Site
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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  • Not since 752, 1266 times and lost once, two of your torches (daily up to 14 days from 3/1 1, 10) in 3/12 just because theabbot all 11 mixing line States in the 11 used baskets torches torches. Bamboo torch for bamboo sending events.
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  • This temple is located on a hill 300 metres approximately from the Todaiji Temple. You can get foot easily and stands out for its perimeter suspended to oermite Gallery beautiful views of the rooftops of other constructions and far occurs Nara. Are beautiful lamps that adirnan Gallery and details of construction timber
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  • Almost tugged away on a hill behind the main Todaji temple, you will find this place. Just going here after the crowd at Todaji is a nice change of pace. The temple is placed on the side of a hill and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing! 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 well. A really nice building with small buildings all around it. Highly recommend going before it gets busy.
  • A 8th century old temple where religious ceremonies are conducted for prosperity and abundant harvest. This ritual is held every February, so the name is called "February Pagoda".
  • This is a nice temple with good views of the city below. Also it is free to enter and there is a free roast room with tea and water.
  • Simply amazing, massive structure. It is off to the far side of the park but make sure you add it to your trek from shinto to buddhism.