This is a Buddhist temple within the Tōdai-ji grounds in Nara City, and has been designated as a Japanese National Treasure. The famous event of “Omizutori (lit. Taking water) (Shuni-e lit. Second-Month Service)” is traditionally held here in early Spring. At present, the event is held in March of the lunar calendar but formerly it was held in February, due to Japan’s old lunisolar calendar—therefore it is the origin of the name, Nigatsu-do (lit. second month hall). The temple has two eleven faced Kannon Goddess of Mercy statues enshrined as principal objects of worship although no one can see them as they are unconditionally Buddhist images withheld from public view.
Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 406-1 in the Todaiji Temple
Open 24 hours can be worshiped
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Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 406-1 in the Todaiji Temple [map]
- Open 24 hours can be worshiped
- open everyday
- Visiting Free
- Parking Lot
- Not available
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Nara Main Areas
With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.