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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-7788
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The Kasuga shinto shrine itself is pretty, mostly blocked off to tourists as it is still very much functional. The Geisha/Maiko staff do not like their photos being taken, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

the stone laterns, the ancient forest, the deers. one can either snatch some good photos and hurry away, or stay for a whole day in the green environment

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you're in Nara, it is worth seeing, but it won't take you long. You can't take pictures, but the shrine is pretty. We were here with a tour, and it didn't stop here for long.

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Found in Nara park. The walk to this temple is promising since it is lined by hundreds of stone lanterns. On entering the place itself we were not overly impressed and somehow expected more. Yes the lanterns are metal and quite intricate but route accessible to visitors is short. On looking at the brochure we concluded that we must have... More 

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I was expecting a lot more. It's set in a wooded area with a pathway of lanterns leading up to the shrine. Is not as impressive as many of the other shrines and temples in Japan but pleasant enough. The presence of the tame sacred deer all over the site made it kind of special. I still enjoyed the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Kasuga Taisha is Nara's most celebrated shrine with its iconic lantern from stone lantern to modern paper lantern along the path to the temple/shrine. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city. It is located in hill side, and prepare for some minor hiking because... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Kasuga shinto shrine itself is pretty, mostly blocked off to tourists as it is still very much functional. The Geisha/Maiko staff do not like their photos being taken, so don't try. The pathway lined with lanterns is very beautiful and worth a look. There are many more shrines surrounding this main shrine. I wouldn't visit here just for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a lovely little shrine, located on a small hill in Nara. While the shrine itself lacks any "WOW" factor, the road leading to it is absolutely beautiful and you can find countless lanterns and deer along the way. Visiting the shrine during the summer can be a bit intense, as the temperature up the hill under the sun... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The walk there is very worth it, and despite the hordes of people it was still a surreal experience seeing the rows and rows of stone lanterns. We decided not to go into the actual shrine, but still had a great experience just walking there. Also buy (and hide!) some senbei to feed to the smaller, shy deer on your... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Locating close to Todaiji, it is a temple with many Lanterns surrounding the corridors. If you like to take photos, this is the one that you should not miss! The Temple is in bright white and orange color! With the countless beautiful metal Lanterns in gold and dark green color, it just look great on photos! You should do the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Perhaps not necessary to pay the entree fee when you have seen many (free) shinto shrines but certainly worth a visit, but especially for the (free) surroundings!

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-7788
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Nara Prefecture  >  Nara

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