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  • Sagi-ike Pond With The Ukimido Gazebo In Nara Park

  • Sagi-ike Pond With The Ukimido Gazebo In Nara Park

  • Sagi-ike Pond Nara Park

  • Sagi-ike Pond Nara Park At Night

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Ukimido is a hexagonal gazebo "floating" over the Sagiike Pond in the Nara Park. It is a very popular photo spot for tourists. The best time to visit this place is during the summer nights, when the floating pavilion is illuminated. Best Ryokans in NaraExplore Ryokans in Nara
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  • Ukimido Gazebo:
  • Opens: 7 days a week (all year)
  • Admission fee - free
  • Contact - Nara Park Management Office: 0742-22-0375


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Ukimido Gazebo is located at the center of Sagiike Pond within the Nara Park.

How to get to Ukimido Gazebo in Nara?

  • 8min from Kintetsu Nara Station served by Nara and Kyoto Line or
  • 15min from JR Nara Station served by Yamatoji, Nara, Gakkentoshi, Sakurai Line

Sightseeing spots


Nara Park (Deer Park) - beautiful lawn park ( 2x4 km) to relax in, deer (messengers of the gods) roam freely in this area

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

July - September

Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara (13th July - 29th Sep)
From early summer till the end of autumn many historical buildings are lit up during the night (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm) including the Ukimido Gazebo.


Toka-ye Lantern Festival in Nara (5th - 14th)
Thousands of candles are lit everywhere in Nara between 7:00 pm and 9:45 pm. Enjoy this special atmosphere in the Nara Park, temples and gardens. The gazebo belongs to one of the cities main attractions during the festival. Rent a boat and paddle over the lake to enjoy the ancient moment.

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