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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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“todai ji” (9 reviews)
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406-1 Zoshicho | Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is behind the main hall of Todaiji where the big buddha sits. It is really much quieter than the main hall as most people visit Todaiji just to see the big buddha. In my opinion, this is also worth taking a look.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fair my review is a bit biased since I was here for the fire festival but it was cool and fun. I am not sure I would do it again but definitely a fun experience.

Thank Julien P
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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