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Nigatsu-do Temple

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My Favorite Temple in Nara

I love this temple which is located on a hill. Ni-gatsu means "second-month" or February in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tokyo, Japan
Beautiful temple

Such a beautiful temple to visit at night. It feels quite magical/mysterious compared to the other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline N
Melbourne, Australia
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“todai ji”(9 reviews)
“free tea”(3 reviews)
“much quieter”(3 reviews)
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406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Caroline N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

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

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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

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

Thank akmori
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

You have a take a deeper walk from the Nara park to go into this temple. Rich culture and history. There is a shop selling green tea ice cream - nice

Thank GregoryTan_SG
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

One of my best memories from the wonderful city of Nara! The outer galleries decorated with lanterns offer superb views. Besides, nearby there is a charming wooden rest hall where you can have free hot green tea while contemplating Buddhist paintings or chatting with other...More

Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The view of Daibutuden complex of Todaiji temple is very nice. A wooden stair corridor to and from Nigatudo and view of the Nara city is fabulous.

Thank DrJayMic
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Nice temple area with a nice few overlooking the park area and lots of details at this nice temple, Just lovely!

Thank Matthias F
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