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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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A Japanese couple recommended this shrine and it did not disappoint. The beautiful colours and architecture is very special and offers a lovely contrast to the giant Buddha.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A Japanese couple recommended this shrine and it did not disappoint. The beautiful colours and architecture is very special and offers a lovely contrast to the giant Buddha.

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Thank Marc S
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walk through Nara Park, enjoy the deer, but push on a few kilometres to this shrine nestled in old forests. Thousands of stone lanterns, old and worn and moss covered, line the path as you get closer to the shrine. I went mid afternoon on a sunny Sunday and the crowds had thinned out, leaving us space for uninterrupted photos... More 

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The Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place, nestled within a park-forest. You walk amongst thousands of stone lamps, enter the shrine (jinja) and amble amongst dozens of sub shrines where you can place the offering andpray to your favorite kami. There is a a lot of animal energy (deer, shrines to dogs, domestic animals, etc), I also saw a praying mantis. While visiting,... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This shrine was quite amazing, the 2000 lanterns leading up to the shrine were impressive. The forest in and around the shrine were quite beautiful. There are Japanese deer here also. It can get quite crowded but worth a visit.

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As told by the tour guide, the Shinto religion of Japan believes in living the world enjoying materialism with happiness along with having faith in one power in the form of mother nature. The path to Kasuga Shrine is lined with stone lanterns on both sides of varying shapes, some very old & some of recent origin. One part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The path to Kasuga Shrine is lined with stone lanterns on both sides, which were mostly covered in green moss. Deers would sometimes appear on the path too. However we were a bit disappointed with the main complex, as it wasn't as grand as we imagined. Moreover, they were charging a fee to enter another section. After judging from the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This series of temples and lamps are lined up along a mountain next to the buda temple. Walk is a bit steep but it's not that big of a deal. You must make sure you visit the main shrine for the experience of the dark lamps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic large wood building also the largest in the world. Very impressive and regal. Built to impress the Chinese visitors in ancient times Burt and rebuilt several times

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check our - Systematized Goodwill Guide Groups (SGG groups) use their foreign language skills in a variety of volunteer activities in different locations throughout Japan. Their members are volunteers who are ready and willing to assist overseas visitors. SGG groups are registered with JNTO and wear the badge shown at right. Several SGG groups offer tourists from overseas free local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful serene place. Its best to be there before lunch just to beat the crowd. The heady combination of nature, heritage is breath taking.

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