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Address: Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 90-8925-6816

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A Quaint Turtle Pond

This pond near the edge of the historic precincts of Nara is not a must-see but it does have an historic pagoda as a backdrop, making it a very peaceful place to stop for a drink... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Raymond W
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Chengdu, China
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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This pond near the edge of the historic precincts of Nara is not a must-see but it does have an historic pagoda as a backdrop, making it a very peaceful place to stop for a drink or sit in the park. There are lots of people walking and sitting here in good weather. There are also some turtles in the... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Do sit down by the pond under the trees to get some shade on a sunny day and maybe mingle with the locals. You get beautiful views towards the Kofukuji. There are turtles in the pond also to keep you interested.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Sarusawa Pond is located beside Kofukuji Temple, and many tourists passes by. The water is not really clean, but you can find some fish and tortoises here. It is a good place to take a rest.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Fujisawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A large pond situated between Nara Park and the Naramachi area. Some nice views can be had whilst sitting and relaxing for a little while. Try and spot the many small turtles that live in the pond.

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Veszprem County, Hungary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Since it's located near Kofukuji you will pass by if you take the average route to see Nara. But there are places that are much more worth to spend time at. Pond so it's nice but really nothing special.

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Thank Erik T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Relaxing lake before entering Nara Park tourist craziness!! I remember there being some ducks ... it was a nice little lake to check out when walking around.

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I sat by this pond for hours, feeding the turtles and enjoying the scenery. A great break from temple-hopping and gift shopping.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

This is just a small murky pond near Nara park. We passed next to it and decided to have a peek, only to discover there are a couple of turtles in the pond. The pond could've been much more attractive, had the water in it were clear. unfortunately, they are murky and muddy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

After the hustle and bustle of the prime sites in Nara, the pond offers a bit of a respite from the tourists. Quiet and peaceful with benches for sitting and resting. Turtles soaking up the sun on the submerged rocks. Some nice sakura as well.

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Nara Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Sarusawa pond is located in the center of Nara's most popular tourist area. The Fun Fun Carnival in Nara, a summer festival for foreign tourists, is held at Sarusawa-sou, a building next to Sarusawa pond from 22nd to 24th of August in 2014. More than 200 tourists joined the event on the 1st and 2nd days. Today is the last... More 

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