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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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This is a lovely shrine but there is much construction activity. There is a lovely pathway lined with donated lanterns that are lit during festivals. The first shrine on this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely shrine but there is much construction activity. There is a lovely pathway lined with donated lanterns that are lit during festivals. The first shrine on this property was built in the first century so there is a lot of history here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After seeing grand Todaiji temple this shrine seems less exciting. It's still nice but doesn't come across worth the while. Lanterns are the only interesting part of this shrine but one can not see the full beauty of them in the middle of the day. Lots of walking to do to see the lanterns.

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Dalian, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There didn't seem to be much to see here. There were some high profile people visiting, so I think parts of the shrine might have been cordoned off for them. I'm not sure. The lanterns were interesting to look at. I enjoyed the time spent there, but was not blown away as I was by other attractions.

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Thank A P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This shrine may be less impressive than other temples but there are a lot of nice places to pray and a wonderful dark room plenty of mysterious candles in lanterns

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Thank TaDaYeah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to Todai-ji, this temple comes with a surprisingly mystical "forest" of stone lanterns, embedded in nature.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine is quite a walk from Todaiji temple, not for the elderly but there is a bus that you can catch to go there. If you're walking though, there's quite a nice view of the hill Wakakusa yama where you'll see more deer and also shops that sell delicious ice-cream (not sure if it's only during summer that they... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely walk from Nara park, we went here first before visiting Todai-ji Temple. The deer were popping in and out along the path to the temple... didn't pay to go in, but you could still view the famous lanterns.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shrine is believed to have been founded in the 8th century and it's called "Kasuga style" because of the characteristic shape of its roof.

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Thank 44dave56
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk to get there. Beautiful setting - forest, dears. When we were there there was extremely hot, and kids were a bit tried, not so many space to hide against sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are walking in Nara park, you cannot miss this shrine, it is beautiful. Moreover you can also get a glimpse on how does it feel here at night with the lamps.. The 500 yen for the entrance are worth it.easy to go with children.

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