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Nigatsu-do Temple

406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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Lovely less crowded part of Todaiji

Todaiji was very crowded the day I visited, but Nigatsudo hall was still rather peaceful. I... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
New Zealand

Nice temple that not many tourists would walk all the way up. Not far but wondering really why... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
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406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Todaiji was very crowded the day I visited, but Nigatsudo hall was still rather peaceful. I imagine it would be amazing at dusk. There was some minor construction taking place on the grounds when I visited in February 2017 which I found a little annoying....More

Thank pepsigurlnz
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Nice temple that not many tourists would walk all the way up. Not far but wondering really why? Peaceful surely. Nice resting point with self-service tea too. Just need to wash up afterwards. Love it.

Thank KwinAun
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This building was situated neatly behind the Main Hall and since most people leave after seeing the Big Buddha, you'll have it all to yourself. Great photo opportunities! Don't miss it!

1  Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Walk up the temple, you will get a nice view to the city. The place is clean with deer walking about. You can touch and feed them. Unique experience; especially when you have kids with you. They will enjoy it.

Thank kevincklondon
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The walk up to this temple is half the fun. Many ways to get to the top. Climbing all the way up the stairs to the balcony of the main building gives a nice view of the city. All of it is very atmospheric and...More

1  Thank imagier
Reviewed 10 September 2017

we found free parking just around the corner of the temple hall (although it's located near Nara Park and belongs to Todai-ji). The admission is free. Something different to other buildings are the stone steles. The hall is up on a hill and you have...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised it's #6 in Nara, the view is average, the temple is ordinary, 50m before there are stunning statues inside Hokke-dō temple, must see!

Thank Jamal H
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Nigatsudo is 5 minutes' hike from Todaiji but worth the detour. I'd even argue it's better than Todaiji. While not as high and impressive Nigatsudo has something of Kyoto Kyomizudera; built half on stilts you have a panorama. From the exit of Todaiji, follow the...More

2  Thank Koen R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Got the pleasure to visit this famous Hall at night! It was through a special tour with the Nara Park Hotel! It is cool since no one was around, the quiet ambiance and history it represented was awesome! One of the highlights of my trip!

Thank jay22200
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Nigatsu-do and Sangatsu-do temples are a bit of an uphill walk from Todai-ji Temple. They are attractive, but modest compared to other temples on the park grounds (and in Japan generally). They are worth a visit but if you're tired, hot and cranky, your energy...More

1  Thank GVancouver
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