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A famous old pond between Kofukuji temple and a shopping arcade

Although there is Kofukuji temple in the borrowed landscape, it cannot be said that it is a very... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
DrJayMic
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Tokyo, Japan
Picturesque

Just South of Kohfuku-ji temple and down the hill, this lake is easily overlooked in the stunning... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
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Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I was amazed that they count this as a tourist attraction. Just a pond near the famous park, not more than that. Green water, nothing to see. Skip this one.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Although there is Kofukuji temple in the borrowed landscape, it cannot be said that it is a very attractive pond.

Thank DrJayMic
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Just South of Kohfuku-ji temple and down the hill, this lake is easily overlooked in the stunning beauty of the city in general. It falls behind by comparison. I regard it as a pleasant place to sit by the water, away from the crowds.

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The nice pond is located next to Kofuji Temple. There is not much special about it but just a photo-stop for visitors.

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

You can sit here and eat lunch !! Its at the end of the tourist shops and you can walk through to the goji area from here

Thank williamsps18
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is a pond opposite the road from the foot of the stairs going up to Kofukuji Temple. It is rather big but just a stop for photo taking. Nothing special.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

It is a pond that is just there, waiting to be appreciated. It is not big at all, and right by the Kofuji Temple 5-storeyed Pagoda and in front of the Nara Visitors Centre. Local residents include a little egret and a bunch of doves....More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Take a moment to just enjoy this quiet little pond en route to the more busier attractions. A great place for a quick photo or to watch people walk by.

Thank LouiseASL
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The pond does not need a specail route to to visit. When one visits Kofukuji and the Pagoda, the steps going down leads to the Sausawa-ike pond. Since my Hotel Pagoda was just 100 meters ahead of this pond, we used to walk by many...More

Thank sanjivmulye
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Just before you enter Nara Park you will see the pond on your right , opposite Kofukuji Temple. The pond was created in 749 AD and was a place where Hojoe rituals were performed, a ceremony that gives mercy to all things in life and...More

1  Thank palawanismyhome
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