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Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara

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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. To visit Nigatsu-do Temple on your trip to Nara, use our Nara online road trip planner .
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  • Actually the old Japan is in Nara. It is also in Kyoto and Tokyo, but Nara is the place to be visited in search of traditions.
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  • Kuil Nigatsu-do merupakan kuil yang terleta di bagian atas taman nara, dari teras kuil kita bisa melihat nara dari atas. Pemandangan dari teras sangat indah. Bangunan kuil ini mengingatkan ku pada kiy...  more »
  • Todaiji was very crowded the day I visited, but Nigatsudo hall was still rather peaceful. I imagine it would be amazing at dusk. There was some minor construction taking place on the grounds when I vi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I personally think this is the best temple among the area. It is entrance free and less crowded. Best spot for photo shooting.
  • A gorgeous place in the natural landscape. The place is peaceful and not as many tourists as the other spots of Nara Park.
  • 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!!!
  • 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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The historic city of Nara has a welcome number of accommodations for an urban area of its importance and popularity. Close to the main train station stand the main high-rise hotels in the city, all towering over the commercial and modern district that greets train travelers on arrival. To the east, things get a little more luxurious, with hotels close to Nara Park particularly well-appointed and rich in additional facilities. Standard hotels stand in a cluster to the southeast of the old palace ruins, while a number of pleasant, no-frills guesthouses can be found in the residential suburbs.
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