Nigatsu-do, Nara

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    Nigatsu-do

    by mikegr Written May 22, 2004

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    The veranda - Nigatsu-do

    A pleasant escape from the crowds at Todai-ji is Nigatsu-do (one of todai-ji's sub temples). Entry is free and there are good views over the city towards the larger temple.

    On March the 13th there is a large ceremony here, where priests shower sparks on to the crowds below. Think twice about attending the ceremony - it gets PACKED, and forget about bringing a nice picnic, you will have no place to sit and eat it. The publicity photographs are stunning as a result of long exposures, the reality is much less inspiring.

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    Nigatsu-do Shrine.

    by A2002 Updated Apr 23, 2004

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    Have some rest, have a sip.

    This temple is situated on top of a hill and it is well worth a visit to catch a bird's eye view of Nara on a clear day. In the picture, there are other travellers having a rest on the benches enjoying the view on a hot day after climbing up the hill. phew.. we made it.

    Remember to bring some water along. Unfortunately, there are no vending machines for drinks up there in the temple.

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    Nigatsu-do Shrine.

    by A2002 Updated Apr 23, 2004

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    Nigatsu-do Shrine.

    This is a temple at the top of the hill (wakasuka hill?). I think the area is wakasuka hill. It was a very tiring walk to the top of the temple on a long flight of stairs.

    At the top, there are a few benches to sit in the temple for some rest and enjoy the view of Nara on a clear day. From there, one can have a bird's eye view of Nara.

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    Dragon Spring in Nigatsu-do

    by mikegr Updated May 25, 2004

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    Dragon Spring at Nigatsu-do

    I must confess to being a sucker for these springs, sculpted like dragons, which are a common feature around Japanese temples.

    This is one of my favourites.

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  • the hill houses

    by jlvillalba Written May 24, 2004

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    nice place, Japan is not only skyways and neon light.
    Un lugar precioso, Japon no es solamente tierra de autopistas elevadas y luces de neon.

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