Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara
A major temples within a larger religious complex, Nigatsu-do Temple stands as a masterpiece of Japanese architecture dating back to 1669. The intricate wooden construction, featuring a classical curved rooftop and detailed carvings, remains a major draw for architecture buffs. If the design doesn't bowl you over, go up to the temple's balcony to enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding town. To visit Nigatsu-do Temple on your trip to Nara, use our Nara online road trip planner .
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Nigatsu-do Temple Reviews
二月堂のすぐ下の坂になっているところに鹿がいて、印象に残る光景を見ることができます。また、二月堂から見える景色は素晴らしいです。 more »There is a deer in the slope just below the Dido, and you can see the impressive scene. Also, the view from The December Hall is amazing.
ほとんどの人は東大寺の大仏見て帰る人が多いのかここはそんなに人がいません。 境内からは奈良市内が見渡せます。大仏殿は有料ですけどここは無料です。ちょっと階段を登っていく必要がありますがそれだけの価値はあると思います。 more »Most people go back to see the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple or there are not so many people here. From the precincts, you can see nara city. The Great Buddha Hall is free here, although it is for a fee. I need to climb the stairs a little bit, but I think it's worth it.
after enduring all the tourists at the big Todaiji temple this one was an awesome quiet spot to discover! You have a great view and can enjoy the calmness. It seems to be opened 24/7, so I guess watching the sunset or rise here would be great as well! Take the steps down and follow the path for a quiet walk!
Nigatsu do has a splendid view of Nara once you reach the top balcony! It's also just a beautiful short walk getting up there in general and altogether. Super photogenic places all around. So pretty.
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