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Sarusawa-ike Pond

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Sarusawa-ike Pond is a small artificial pond with 360 meters in circumference. It was created in 749 as a pond of Kofuku-ji Temple.
The sight of the pond with the five-storied pagoda of the temple in behind has long been known as one of the most popular sceneries in Nara. Turtles basking in the sun can also be seen here.
A legend says a maid in the imperial palace committed suicide by diving into the pond because of falling out of favor with the emperor in the Nara Period (710 - 194). Uneme-jinja Shrine located near the pond said to have been established to console her soul.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 8 minutes walk from Kintestu-Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 49, Noboriojicho Sarusawa, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8213

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Goin’ Japanesque! @Goin_Japanesque - 2018-09-19
Strolling Around The Trending Area of Nara-machi where Past and Present Coexist https://t.co/3UbfxqLtev
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Visit Kyoto & Nara @VisitKyotoNara - 2017-10-02
The view of the recent Sarusawa-ike (Sarusawa pond), in the vicinity of Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara city https://t.co/OtmeFFYXpD
Japan Awaits @JapanAwaits - 2016-10-11
Don't miss this place in Nara!
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KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2015-08-20
Ghosts climbing the Gojūnidan steps at the base of the Sarusawa-ike pond during the annual Nara Tokae in Nara City! http://t.co/KiMr7NZKuk
KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2015-08-07
Photo: Sarusawa-ike Pond and the 52 Stairs: Sarusawa-ike pond is lined with candle lights and its surface... http://t.co/IGbQwobeTh
KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2015-08-07
Sarusawa-ike Pond and the 52 Stairs: Sarusawa-ike pond is lined with candle lights and its surface reflects the... http://t.co/07Kog2tI4l

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