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Kasuga Grand Shrine

160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“stone lanterns” (113 reviews)
“dark room” (17 reviews)
“nara park” (64 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Shrine contains hundreds if not thousands of lanterns. The path is lined on both sides with stone lanterns that are covered in moss and are stunning in their beauty. Deer roam around and peek out between the huge lanterns. It is unlike anything I...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even in broad daylight it’s easy to see that lanterns are the dominant symbol of the shrine. To get the full effect, visit in the evening when the lanterns are lit.

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Kasuga shrine in the evening, just before the closing time, with no crowd around, and it was truly magical experience! Red shrine buildings were framed with rows of lanterns of different size, shape and color. Plus, wisteria was in bloom! There are also...More

Thank CatherineBulg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many lanterns in this Shrine. Beautiful, the walk is a bit uphill, about 1.5 km walk from the street.

Thank Mama2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection of lanterns on the grounds is awesome. There is also 800-year old wisteria. The walk in is a bit uphill but not strenuous. The lanterns are left to age on their own so they are covered with moss, grass, or worn. Unique in...More

1  Thank Trek-Always
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara. It is established in 768 CE. The path to Kasuga Shrine passes through Deer Park, in which deer can roam freely and are believed to be sacred messengers of the Shinto gods that...More

Thank DrJayMic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possibly my favorite out of all the shrines I visited over two weeks in Japan. The walk fro Todai-ji was beautiful and peaceful and the whole of Kasuga Taisha was absolutely gorgeous. There were some signs in English explaining the history of some of the...More

Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many lanterns, with deer peeking out between them up to the shrine. However, having waited until later in the day, they offered only goshuin on pre-stamped paper and the additional walking pathways (which did cost money but apparently had nice wisteria) were already closed....More

Thank roach808
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful shrine and so well preserved M.D. looked after. It is an absolute must visit when in Nara

Thank Philip893
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

After visiting Todai-ji Temple, we went up to Kasuga Grand Shrine. Lots of stone lanterns on both sides of the pathway leading to the Shrine were very impressive. The forest with high trees and the groups of deer were roaming around were targets for photo-taking....More

Thank YTCHENG
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lvlivangel
18 October 2016|
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Response from 491dean | Reviewed this property |
Appologies, I am not aware of this ritual.
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Varda E
22 February 2015|
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Response from 福澤紬 | Reviewed this property |
この日に行われる! 和舞と東遊「やまとまいとあずまあそび」とよみます。 神楽や舞楽などの芸能が奉納される内容の説明を・・・学芸員の方を交えてされるのだと思いますよ! 「おん祭などの奉納される和舞や東遊その歴史の特徴の紹介などをして下さると思います! 時間は・・・受付が午後1時30分に受付開始と書いて有りました。 2時から6時まで 申し込みはFAX、TEL でお願いします! 日本の伝統芸能で神社などで神様達に奉納されて来たものの一つに成ります!日... More
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