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Kasuga Grand Shrine

Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
+81 742-22-7788
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2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train...
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Ranked #10 of 82 Attractions in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is a spectacular Shinto Shrine, one of the best and most photographed shrines of this type. The walkways are lined with lanterns on both sides on the path. There are 3,000 lanterns at this location of different construction. Some all cement, some partially wooden and some metal. This makes for a very charming walk. It is also interesting that... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After visiting Todaiji a very good option is to do the 20 odd minute lovely walk to Kasuga Taisha, another World heritage site.You can continue to mingle with deer's enroute and also take in the lovely greenary.You walk by the Botanical gardens which attract entrance fees and which we avoided.Kasuga Taisha gives you the eerie feeling.There is no entrance fees... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This shrine is worth a visit for the huge number of lanterns which line the pathways leading to it and inside the shrine itself. Numerous photo opportunites.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The majority of visitors in Nara Park are heading for the remarkable and huge Tadaiji Temple, which is of course a "must see", but we found it well worth heading through the park (charming in itself) to the Kasuga Taisha Shinto shrine - a group of buildings set with the natural forest just behind, so our visit was a meander... More

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Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's a fairly long, but quite pleasant walk up the lantern-lined path to Kasuga Taisha. Several women donned in kimonos carrying parasols were strolling up the path and clearly were eager to have their photos taken. Deer wander everywhere, often hiding behind lanterns and peeking out to have their photos taken. From other reviews here, it seems as if this... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not worth the walks since it's pretty further in of Nara park. Luckily we visited the Deer enclosure (home, so it's worth our effort. You need to pay for the entrance. So we didn't find it worth esp no lights.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The main shrine was closed when we visited so check if its completed. That said, the walk through the park was a joy with many ladies wearing their kimono. Sufficient to see despite the lack of the key element, wonderfully photographable. Do find the small dark chamber lit only by candle light, beautiful.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The most startling thing that you see as you stroll through the park is the many stone and bronze lanterns, about 3,000 of them. They are all lit in February and August, but still impressive when not.Deer roam free in Nara and this park is no exception.They are pesty only if you have food to tempt them. This Shinto shrine... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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

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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