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Kasuga Grand Shrine

Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
+81 742-22-7788
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Ranked #8 of 75 Attractions in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

so incredible to see such ancient places, and to see they have such significance to the Japanese visitors, not just a monument but of real religious significance. Architecturally amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Free entry. The approaches to the shrine are lined with hundreds of stoned lanterns. There were also herds of sacred deers waiting for handouts like deer biscuits. And inside the shrine itself, there are many hundreds more of golden and green lanterns. There are many subshrines around the main hall.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kasuga Taisha is found deep within Nara Park, hidden amongst the trees. There are thousands of beautiful stone lanterns that line the paths to the shrine and another thousand bronze lanterns inside the shrine. One of the highlights of Nara.

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The sanctuary is one of the landmarks of Nara who should visit. It is know for the amount of stone lanterns that has. The forest and the sanctuary are World Heritage by UNESCO. The great feature of this shrine are stone lanterns; outside the shrine, they are everywhere in groups of tens or hundreds and in several diferent forms. Some... More

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RABAT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Impressive sculpture all the way , with the deers . Peaceful place. To do with a guide to get the history . The only noise is the noise made by the Cigales and the water

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Kasuga Taisha is at the back of Nara Park, in a more isolated area. Beautifully kept wooden construction, and now they have signs in English and all, which makes it easier for foreigns to understand. A must-see if you are in Nara.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The park is great and refreshing. The place is spiritual and a must-see in Nara. Great picture opportunities and chance to soak some zen.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We didn't pay the fee to enter this shrine but enjoyed walking the path from Todaiji temple to this wooded area. The forested path is lined with thousands of stone lanterns covered with moss. Beautiful scenery and spotted deer roaming the forest. There were many worshippers at the shrine. Many were dressed in their formal worship attire. The bright red... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

...which are the thing to see at the shrine. A slight uphill walk from Todaiji, this is a nice, serene place to visit. The shrine itself is beautiful but not that special.

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After seeing the Great Buddah at Todai-ji take a shady path near Kasugayama Primeval Forest lined with stone lanterns to Kasuga-taisha (Grand Shrine). The shrine itself features brass lanterns. The walk is uphill from from Todai-ji.

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