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Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara

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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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  • From the owner of the inn, if there is evening time, Todaiji February do is recommended! I was told that, and then went to Nara Park by a patrol bus from the town inn. At the time when the statue of The Gate is just lit up, it is powerful to see more three-dimensionally floating than during the day. There were a lot of people who wanted to take pictures at dusk, but there was no problem in the atmosphere where everyone watched the scenery quietly. The light was attached to the february hall when noticing, and it was beautiful.
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  • Todaiji Februarido is famous for its water taking, but it is also a spot with a panoramic view of Nara City. In addition, the night view is wonderfully recommended.
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  • We climbed up just before sunset on the advice of the tourist information office. We are glad we did sunset from the temple balcony was a beautiful sight. The are many lamps and paper lanterns that get switched on at dusk. It made for a magical walk back down to the park.
  • 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!
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