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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Beautiful shrine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Steeped in history and religious meaning and perfectly in tune with nature with the near tame deer, sound of the cicada and green surroundings and lotus flowers. Surreal although the place is extremely crowded. Both kids burrowed through the small gap in the wooden column to the other side and Nirvana. A must if you are in Osaka or Kyoto... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip through Nara Park to get to the shrine was divine in itself. Going up early and walking among the lanterns gives the feeling of divine presence. Very extraordinary and worth seeing.

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Thank GeryP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience :- "Nara's most celebrated Kasuga Taisha Shrine" Or the 春日大社, I found, to have a really distinguished and exquisite identity that sets it apart from the other Shrines - Lanterns. The buildings are filled with hanging Bronze Lanterns and the path/stairsways are lined up with Stone Lanterns which resemble a solemn yet scenic presence. Tips/Advice:- 1) External is free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Kasuga Grand Shrine right after it opened so there were still few people milling around. There was a 500 yen entrance fee and they give you a map with a suggested route to help you explore the area. We followed the guide which helped us better tour the area as there wer nooks and crannies that we... More 

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Thank Jek L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kasuga Shrine is one of the best in Nara. There are hundreds, or more, hanging and free standing lanterns. The shrine is located adjacent to the Nara deer park, so expect to have numerous deer photobombing your family pictures!

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Province of Lecco, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The number of lanterns around and in it will leave you really breathless. It is an incredibly relaxing environment and is beautifully kept. I particularly liked also the room with lighted lanterns where you can see the effect even during day time. The lanterns are both stone and metal ones and they are all over creating a magic effect. Access... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This for us was one of the best shrines we visited, it has some wonderful features. It is quite a walk from the road and when it's hot it seems even further. there is a bus you can take, but you still have the walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike many Japanese shrines, this shrine still maintains a feel of ancient Japan's calmness and secrecy. The shrine is located about 4 km away from Nara Railway Station, at the other end of the deer park. There is a long footpath from the road to the entrance of the shrine. Many people take a bus from the railway station to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the outdoor portion of the shrine: the thousands of lanterns, the beautiful forest setting, the immaculately kept up historic buildings. Our tour did not include the interior. Overall, the place exudes tranquility even when full of tourists. If in Nara to see the great Buddha, be sure to include this attraction on your itinerary.

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