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Sarusawa-ike, Nara

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Enjoy a bit of serenity at Sarusawa-ike, an artificial lake dating back to the 8th century. Although legend has it that a court maid drowned herself here after falling in love with the emperor, today the area exudes tranquil ambiance. Feed turtles and ducks, admire elegant herons posing on the rocks, and look for the shrine peeking from the lush greenery. Relax on one of the many benches, and then enjoy a serene cup in the tea garden. In spring, take in the weightless wonder of cherry trees in blossom. If visiting in September, consider checking out the Uneme festival, complete with dragon boats, fans of autumn blooms, and lanterns floating on the water. Put Sarusawa-ike into our Nara tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nara.
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  • Come to NARA and come here every time. Kofuku-ji Temple was still lacked the pomp for the early spring season, but still reflected in beautiful and always will come.
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  • Even if the shooting spot, I think. Five-story pagoda and the stairs in the back. To avoid, however, reconstruct the Shoko chukin Bank Hall, so it is difficult.
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  • Legend? That withered weathers Sarusawa pond water, but not of it. But when you go to Kasuga shrine passes through it was certainly will inducer pond. Sometimes turtles are put out face is not good clarity. Lights when the lanterns on the banks of the pond, is a fantastic atmosphere.
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