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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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  • This was a relatively OK pond close to the main shopping street in Nara. It was well maintained around the perimeter of the pond but the water had a greenish tinge which was suspect. Not the greatest ...  more »
  • It was a long, hot and tiring day after visiting Nara Park and temples. Rested here before heading back to the train station. It was busy on weekends but people just rested here before moving on to th...  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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