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Kasuga Grand Shrine

Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
+81 742-22-7788
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Ranked #7 of 73 Attractions in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Guimaraes, Portugal
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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
59 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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85 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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ABU DHABI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This shine is a must pray and seen. The way to this shine is covered with trees and laterns and very beautiful.

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Poway, California, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were very impressed with the thousands of stone lanterns leading down from the shrine into the woods. The shrine itself was brightly painted red-orange. Very beautiful!

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Ridgefield, CT
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278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The thing I most remember about this shrine is the lanterns; they are everywhere and in various forms of decay. Supposedly there are 3000 and once a year they are lit....many are moss covered and very dilapidated. You can walk all around the grounds at no cost but the shrine has a fee. The shrine can be seen from the... More

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