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Nigatsu-do Temple

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406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587, Nara Prefecture
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All reviews todai ji hot green tea free tea much quieter bell tower nara park worth a visit great walk worth the effort main hall big buddha veranda temple lanterns dusk paintings benches
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While utterly beautiful, Todai-ji Temple is populated beyond belief, but Nigatsu-do is an opportunity to experience a more tranquil temple viewing in Nara. Up some stairs and a little tricky to find the route from Todai-ji, you will be graced with a stunning piece of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To visit this temple you really need to know which way to reach it. When exiting the Todaiji Temple just head left through a large vermilion colored torii gate along the edge of the park and take the left fork in the road. You will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I came across this temple after passing through the Nandaimon Gate of Tōdaiji. There is a flight of stairs which lead you up to the temple. You would have quite a nice view from the temple.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Reviewed 23 October 2018

As I approached the temple, I felt like I was in a movie. It's built into/on the side of a high hill and quite inspiring. It did convey a sense of spirituality and peace. Much less tourist than the other busy temples like Todai Ji....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank i1aan
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I love this temple which is located on a hill. Ni-gatsu means "second-month" or February in Japanese. It's not too far from Todai-ji. When you arrive you climb around 70 steps to get to the top where the Hall is located. From the balcony you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Such a beautiful temple to visit at night. It feels quite magical/mysterious compared to the other nearby and more famous temples.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Caroline N
Reviewed 10 September 2018

From the veranda, you can see beautiful town and sunset. The place is a little away from the Nara station but it is worth to visit. 東大寺からさらに歩く必要がありますが、その価値ありの境内からの長めです。平和を感じられて大好きな場所です!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank YabutaM
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This temple is deep inside the park therefore making it very quiet and calm since most tourists don't make it that far into the park. The view from the top is very nice during the morning, but can be very hot and blinding during the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Brandon_CAN
Reviewed 22 June 2018

As you walk around the park , not far from the main temple and museum is a path way leading up from the lake through the trees and takes you to an area with more temples/shrines. this temple The Nigatsu-do is a large complex and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mickknap
Reviewed 11 June 2018

A much quieter stop as compared to Todai-ji. This temple is not huge but nice and peaceful, the view at the top is breathtaking. I did the following half- to one-day itinerary: Nara Station --> Take the yellow bus to Todai-ji Temple --> Walk to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bokensha-kanji
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