In the evening, we visited the lanterns with very few people on the grounds. It was peaceful and eerily quiet, like stepping back in time. Highly recommend a visit in the evening.
Kasuga Taisha is quite large with hundreds if not thousands of stone lanterns, which apparently they get lit and the effect is brilliant. Unfortunately this was not the case for our visit, still there is plenty to explore here. The only problem……if there was one, is the large tour groups and their flag waving guides. Try to avoid these especially... More
Starting to circle Nara or following the walking path, kasuga Taisha Shrine (free entrance) is a short walk after the 3 stories Pagoda, through the Nara Park; and for us the beautiful one. (2.9 km from the JR Nara Station) Long before, you will start to come across beautiful lanterns one after one, solo, in pair on in a nice... More
took about 1 hour, but we did not feel that long, as on sanjodori st, there are lots of small shops which will stop you, found a very nice postcard and post office too, so took the chance to send one out. kasuga taisha shrine is free, only a small fee for enter inner part of shrine, we did not... More
Kaisuga Taisha was supposed to be a bonus on top of all MUST SEE attractions Nara had to offer - in the end it turned out to be the ONE i was looking for! Quite a vast area to explore so prepare yourself for a long walk (inlc. way back to the station / town centre). Definitely worth every minute... More
If you're the kind of person that takes a picture of every stone lantern you pass you're going to love it here. Although you might run out of film. The lanterns all look very much the same but you can get some impressive shots with hundreds in one picture. The architecture is pretty if not typical. If lanterns are not... More
A great place with an admission fee of 500 yen. The place is filled with thousands of lantern. This place is close to Todaiji temple and if you have some time you can take a peak. Worth spending time. A place full of lanterns, lanterns, lanterns, some bronze, some stone ones. Don't ask me if I found any green lanterns... More
Just on outskirts of Nara park - picturesque but will be a letdown to anyone who has visited shrines in Kyoto. Admission (500 yen or $5) to the main shrine and then a separate admission to the museum (300 yen or $3) is a little hefty for what you get. The stone lanterns line the path leading up to the... More
Kasuga Taisha is Nara's most celebrated shrine! If you want to see hundreds or thousands of lanterns, which have been donated by worshipers this is the right place! Thousands stone lanterns can be seen in the road that leads to the shrine and hundreds bronze lanterns are hanging from the walls in the shrine! Astonishing!!!!
A really nice Shinto shrine with thousands of stone lanterns, worth visiting if you're going to the nearby Todaiji temple.
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