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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara, Japan

Designated an Unesco World Heritage Site in 1998, Kasuga Taisha is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, Japan. This Shinto shrine is famous for its Lanterns donated by worshipers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Designated an Unesco World Heritage Site in 1998, Kasuga Taisha is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, Japan. This Shinto shrine is famous for its Lanterns donated by worshipers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this shrine in NARA park, very big, famous, beautiful and great history. along with the road petting the deers you will easily get there, the front is nice special red color uniqe for jinji will tell you that you get there. enter it, see the inside temples or but some Omamori or drofts a luck tips(i don't konw the enlighs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and enchanting! The place is serene and i love how the little shrines (if that is what they are) dotting all the way up to the top. A must visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favourite shrine of the few I visited in Nara; this is also the most important shrine in Nara city . Visited very early in the morning by walking from Nara downtown area when the cool mist still hovered over the surrounding ancient woods.There was no crowd , only an ocassional jogger and one or two other person... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really bold and striking shrine. A great mixture of bright wooden structures, old stone statues, lanterns, water fountains and trees. Follow the route on the map to make sure you don’t miss anything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived this place too late (4:30pm-ish) and could not visit the paid area of the shrine. However, we were able to take a glance from outside where we were allowed to visit and it is a beautiful place. If you want to visit the inside, make sure you arrive here at least 2 hours before closing time. It took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All those stone lanterns lining the path are definitely the most memorable part is walking along the approach through Nara Park. The rain on the day of my visit gives them an extra atmosphere, while the deer hanging all around completes the picture. And then, the bright orange/vemilion shrine appears, in stark contrast to the green forest and moss all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful stone lanterns lining the shaded path to the entrance. A beautiful temple, has lots of lanterns. Would be better to include it in your route after Todaiji or Nara park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Route full of lanterns leading to the shrines and some deer that walk around. Makes for beautiful photos. Again, the site requires a couple of hours to appreciate

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very peaceful shrine near the crowded Todaiji temple and Nara park. This is the place where you can find your inner peace. I particularly loved the dark room with plenty of mysterious candles in lanterns.

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