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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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  • We found this beautiful pond returning Park Nara and road to the station. The place is very cute, very quiet and with some restaurants close.
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  • Sarusawa-ike is a water pond located halfway from Nara JR Station to Kofukuji Temple. It can be used as a resting location for tourists in the area where some shops and cafes are nearby. Occasionally,...  more »
  • I stopped by on the way back to Kintetsu NARA station went to Kasuga Taisha Shrine, todaiji Temple, Nara Park. I say lasts more than a year, had the edge.
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