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Nara, Todai-ji Front Pond “Todai-ji Kagami-ike” (Photo)

Located within Nara Park, Todai-ji is a well-known tourist destination, especially celebrated for being a place where you can see the “world’s largest bronze Great Buddha statue.” It attracts a large number of visitors. Just south of the main gate of Todai-ji, you can find a small pond known as “Todai-ji Kagami-ike.” In Japanese, “Kagami” means “mirror,” and “ike” refers to a pond. Therefore, this place can be translated as the “Todai-ji Mirror Pond.”

“Nara, Todai-ji Mirror Pond”

When visiting Todai-ji, you may naturally come across this pond, and in the nearby surroundings, you might also encounter deer. As Todai-ji is situated within Nara Park, deer are commonly found throughout the area.

Since this pond does not have flowing water, it is an excellent spot for capturing photos that reflect like a “mirror.” It adds to the charm of the surroundings.

“Nara, Nara Park, Todai-ji Kagami-ike”

  • Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, 630-8211, Japan
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours