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Sarusawa Pond, Nara

3.4
#2 of 10 in Nature in Nara
Enjoy a bit of serenity at Sarusawa Pond, an artificial lake dating back to the 8th century. Although legend has it that a court maid drowned herself here after falling in love with the emperor, today the area exudes tranquil ambiance. Feed turtles and ducks, admire elegant herons posing on the rocks, and look for the shrine peeking from the lush greenery. Relax on one of the many benches, and then enjoy a serene cup in the tea garden. In spring, take in the weightless wonder of cherry trees in blossom. If visiting in September, consider checking out the Uneme festival, complete with dragon boats, fans of autumn blooms, and lanterns floating on the water. For Sarusawa Pond and beyond, use our Nara trip maker to get the most from your Nara vacation.
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  • This pond is located near the downtown area, and there is no distance even if it goes around, so local people often come for a walk. In autumn, a shrine maiden festival is held, and the recreated tenpyeong-era orchestrated ship floats. It is a recommended spot where you can take a picture of the five-story pagoda of Kofukuji Temple over this pond.
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  • It is located next to Kofukuji Temple, and you can see the five-story pagoda of Kofukuji Temple from the top of the street. On days when there is no wind, the water in the pond is calm, and I think that the five-story pagoda looks beautiful on the surface of the pond. The appearance dyed in the dusk is wonderful, and you can enjoy the scenery like an ancient city.
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  • Romantic scenery by the lake , a good place to sit down and take a break .
  • Decent but given the area not amazing. There are better places to spend your time.
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