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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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  •  Sanjo walk from Kintetsu NARA station and entrance to the Nara Park, Sarusawa pond in Kofuku-ji right left. Views around and stop by in the morning and stopped by evening, but reflected in the still waters 'Kofuku-ji pagoda"is very taste. Calms the mind and watching the construction of paving stones around the pond 立chi入renakatta is a reflection from the road.
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  • I visited 2-3 day weekend. You will come straight Sanjo-Dori St. from JR NARA station and. Landscape remains about 15 years Buri is almost gone lump was. The Sun was sparkling water. Watch slowly 1 week at quite changes views. Quaint old houses stand. Bask had plenty of green turtle when I came last time, but I found this. A little bird was diving, I snorkeled.
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  •  As Kofuku-ji Hojo pond built artificial ponds, pagoda to background scenery is one of the Nara City, urban landscape. Sight of day five-story pagoda and willow is reflected on the surface of the water is what makes us realize that came to NARA and the dramatically beautiful lit up at night. What would the Eikan Temple in Kyoto as well as Hojo pond, is not the most famous ponds. Kofuku-ji Temple reconstruction goes further as part of the Kofuku-ji Temple again increasing their presence.
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  • Romantic scenery by the lake , a good place to sit down and take a break .
  • Decent but given the area not amazing. There are better places to spend your time.
  • The combination of Kofuku-ji Temple and willow is popular for photographers. Local photographer who has enjoyed taking in the early morning. China says abeam the Kofuku-ji Temple, are crowded with domestic and international tourists. In the pillow book, Sei Shonagon Kakinomoto no Hitomaro we rave not words I have read "the Sarusawa pond' clause. I can feel atmosphere and unusual prominence in classical walked during walk by Kofuku-ji Temple.
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  • The place can feel now, he said in Nara. Shrines and temples are Japan Japan is everywhere. While Pall people may have. But pond is an exception. Sarusawa pond has something done open mind.
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