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Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara

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#4 of 104 in Historic Sites in Nara
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • I visited this temple a few times both during the day and night. This complex was large and fun to walk around and take photos. You can walk on the large balcony and get incredible views of Nara. I... 
    I visited this temple a few times both during the day and night. This complex was large and fun to walk around and take photos. You can walk on the large balcony and get incredible views of Nara. I...  more »
  • The Nigatsu-do temple is one further milestone along the beautiful park of temples and shrines in Nara. It is located not too far behind te Todaji shrine and offers a beautiful view on the complex... 
    The Nigatsu-do temple is one further milestone along the beautiful park of temples and shrines in Nara. It is located not too far behind te Todaji shrine and offers a beautiful view on the complex...  more »
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  • We didn't get in so I can't say anything about the inside. But from the outside, it's quite impressive with its large columns. You have great views of the city
  • Very good place, I went here when there was Omizutori festival at night. They keep very good healthy protocol during this situation, although there was many people attending.

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