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Sarusawa Pond, Nara

3.4
#2 of 10 in Nature in Nara
Enjoy a bit of serenity at Sarusawa Pond, an artificial lake dating back to the 8th century. Although legend has it that a court maid drowned herself here after falling in love with the emperor, today the area exudes tranquil ambiance. Feed turtles and ducks, admire elegant herons posing on the rocks, and look for the shrine peeking from the lush greenery. Relax on one of the many benches, and then enjoy a serene cup in the tea garden. In spring, take in the weightless wonder of cherry trees in blossom. If visiting in September, consider checking out the Uneme festival, complete with dragon boats, fans of autumn blooms, and lanterns floating on the water. For Sarusawa Pond and beyond, use our Nara trip maker to get the most from your Nara vacation.
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  • I visit the pond regularly. Sit with friends Drunk on wine or beer. Peering at all the touristas passing by. One wonders from whence they come. Hoping they return to their homes, sooner than not.  more »
  • This is a lovely spot to just sit and watch the wildlife here. Plus it makes for a welcome rest area after traipsing around all that beautiful Nara has to offer. I saw loads of different birds, fish.....  more »
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  • Romantic scenery by the lake , a good place to sit down and take a break .
  • Decent but given the area not amazing. There are better places to spend your time.

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