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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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  • Saruzawa Pond is a great place to take a break during a walk in Nara. It is located in the middle of the tourist area, so it is very convenient. You can sit on a bench and spend time healing while watching the five-story pagoda of Kofukuji Temple and the scenery reflected on the surface of the water. It is a scenery that becomes a picture which can be counted as one of nara eight views.
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  • I went there just before I got home because I wanted to see something a little more. It was a bigger pond than I had expected, and the sky reflected on the surface of the water was beautiful.
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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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