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Sarusawa Pond, Nara

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Enjoy a bit of serenity at Sarusawa Pond, 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. For Sarusawa Pond and beyond, use our Nara trip maker to get the most from your Nara vacation.
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  • Visitors to the ape Serizawa pool to see on the hill on the Happy Temple, if the weather is good, the pool surface can also see the temple of the five-tower reflection, forming a beautiful picture. In addition, visitors can also choose to sit at the poolside, read books, or chat with friends and enjoy an afternoon leisurely.
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  • Although there is Kofukuji temple in the borrowed landscape, it cannot be said that it is a very attractive pond.  more »
  • Arrive at in a 5-minute walk from Kintetsu NARA station. Views of Kofuku-ji Temple from here is very beautiful, commemorative photo spot is also popular. Probably the best circle around the pond while walking, weather permitting, is recommended.
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  • Decent but given the area not amazing. There are better places to spend your time.
  • Street of Kintetsu NARA station, located on the north side of the hotel. It can be separated from the pond and see the building of Kofuku-ji Temple and pagoda. I think you take the bench because climate is good. I think it is worth a visit when you go to Kofuku-ji Temple and becomes a little detour.
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  • Think of the seven wonders of the Sarusawa pond while circling the Sarusawa pond? "Without the Sarusawa pond water is never clear, nor very impure. But nor rivers which drain water may flow into the river without always maintains a constant volume of water. There are plenty of turtles, but why not frogs. Why do algae can not grow. No scene is growing because many fish being emitted each year, though filled with fish. More fish than the water ponds not funny. "(On Wikipedia)
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  • Sarusawa pond (sarusawanoike). Here's a dove, resonant, duck (magamo), Sparrow. And various birds come. Uneme enshrined women beside Sarusawa pond to the body.
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  • 安靜、隱密的一個池子,池邊可散步。
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