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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Lanterns

So many lanterns! Between the friendly deer and beautiful scenery this is a place to visit in Nara. Loved all the different shapes and color of all the lanterns - really beautiful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So many lanterns! Between the friendly deer and beautiful scenery this is a place to visit in Nara. Loved all the different shapes and color of all the lanterns - really beautiful

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting in the New Year period, I saw the numbers of people paying their very important first visit of the year. The shrine itself is set in hilly woodland which makes it a natural and restful place, closely associated with Nature.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It could be one of the most beautiful walk during holy season, when all the lights are on. A the park is huge, full of tame deers. We were unlucky with heavy rain, so could hardly see anything.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kasuga Grand Shrine or Kasuga Taisha has a long uphill walkway with gorgeous stone lanterns. At the end of the path is the shrine. We visited after seeing the very crowded Nara Park and it was quiet and peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many stone lanterns along the wide path to this site which are lit up when it gets dark. Can be hard for those who cannot walk a little bit of distance. There is a small number of side by side food stalls enroute for a little snack. The shrine is very popular and you are led to enter and exit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful shrine famous for its lanterns, there are so many, some with different patterns, and there is also a special dark room with them to see how beautiful it can be when they are lighted..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it is the setting and ambience that make this shrine quite interesting. There are so many parts to it, including the stone lanterns lining the paths, the forest setting, etc, that combine to make it attractive. Quite crowded around the shrine itself, but you could find other parts that were less crowded. Plenty of photo opportunities. Worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled here late November and it was absolutely beautiful! The walk up to the main Shrine is amazing and the entire vibe of the area is lovely. It is close to Todai-ji, so if you're in the vicinity it is definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much to see other than the stone lamps that lined the path..the deers littering around makes the walk easier. Else, not worth walking there at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited this shrine after we visited the Todaji. This shrine is as impressive as any other shrines in Kyoto. What I liked about this is the numerous stone lanterns that provide an amazing photograph subject. Highly recommended.

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