Sarusawaike Park

桜がおすすめ紅葉がおすすめ夜景がおすすめ
猿沢池園地

Places to visit

Sarusawaike Park is one of Nara’s representative sightseeing spots. The scenery where the five-storied pagoda in Kohfukuji Temple and willows trees are reflected on the water surface of the pond is simply beautiful. The park is close to town and is known as a place for recreation and relaxation.

Information

Free admission

Contacts
Nara Park Office
543 Shibatsuji-cho, Nara City 630-8114
Tel
0742-22-0375

Access

  • About 5 minutes walk from Kintetsu-Nara station
  • About 15 minutes walk from JR Nara station

Photos

  • 衣掛柳の碑
    Monument of Kinukakeyanagi, the tragic story of Uneme (A maid-in-waiting at the ancient court) who hung her robes on a willow tree (yanagi) and drowned herself.
  • スケッチする人が多く見られます
    Many people make sketches here. They choose Sarusawaike Pond and the five-storied pagoda as the subjects of their sketches.
  • 五十二段
    Because there are 52 steps, these stone steps are named “Gojunidan” (52 in Japanese).
  • ライトアップされた興福寺五重塔と猿沢池
    Kohfukuji Temple five-storied pagoda and Sarusawaike Pond illuminated.