South of Nigatsu-dō and Sangatsu-dō is this historic shrine dedicated to the Shintō god of war and protector of Japan.
Nigatsu-dō & Sangatsu-dō
These sub-temples of Tōdai-ji are uphill from the Daibutsu-den and far less clamorous. Climb a lantern-lined staircase to Nigatsu-dō, a...
In a small wooded clearing between Nigatsu-dō and Kasuga Taisha, this quaint thatched-roof teahouse is one of Nara's most atmospheric...
494 Zōshi-chō · interesting places nearby
Most restaurants between Tōdai-ji and Kasuga Taisha double as souvenir shops, like this one, at the base of Wakakusa-yama and in business since 1927. Dishes span the basic – curry rice, tempura udon, oyako-don (chicken and egg over rice) – to diverse gozen set meals (¥1620). Sit in the woodsy annexe cafe rather than the shop (same menu).