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Kasuga Grand Shrine

160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“stone lanterns” (118 reviews)
“dark room” (18 reviews)
“both sides” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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"stone lanterns"
in 118 reviews
"dark room"
in 18 reviews
"both sides"
in 13 reviews
"nara park"
in 67 reviews
"moss covered"
in 7 reviews
"primeval forest"
in 6 reviews
"pathway leading"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 9 reviews
"small fee"
in 4 reviews
"nara deer"
in 6 reviews
"bus stop"
in 4 reviews
"good luck"
in 6 reviews
"admission fee"
in 4 reviews
"main building"
in 4 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
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"friendly deer"
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"deer park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd place we visited in Nara Park. It also had the least number of visitors during our visit compared to the other 2 temples. The path leading to the shrine was lined with hundreds of concrete lanterns of various shapes and sizes....More

Thank wireless_in_CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Architecture, style, color, stone and bronze lanterns, and history are some of the aspects that make a visit here worthwhile. This is Nara's most celebrated shrine dating back to the Nara Period (710-794 AD) and the Heian Period (794-1185 AD). Plenty of smaller shrines exist...More

Thank raymondmC6721ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How i love this temple with thousands of stone lanterns situated from entrance to the interior of the temple! :) it looks exactly like in the anime! Enjoy walking around despite the deer poo.

Thank shiu min l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to see from the front view outside the ticketing entrance. I paid 500 yen (worth it) to enter the walking path, which is quite long though some paths are in circles. The lines of lanterns are marvelous to view at if...More

Thank Rene T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many old lanterns on the way up to this temple set in beautiful parklands and of course surrounded by deer. You can choose whether to visit just the front part of the temple or pay 500Y pp and go further in where...More

1  Thank andream0402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reached the shrine via a lesser used path directly from Todai-ji Temple and then departed through Deer Park where all the stone lanterns are situated. The first thing you notice is how clean, bright and colorful the shrine complex is. The other distinguishing feature...More

Thank Dushi-NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nearby nara park, whereby it surrounding of alot of historical heritage architecture. Better wear sport shoes when you visit Nara.

Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Shrine contains hundreds if not thousands of lanterns. The path is lined on both sides with stone lanterns that are covered in moss and are stunning in their beauty. Deer roam around and peek out between the huge lanterns. It is unlike anything I...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Even in broad daylight it’s easy to see that lanterns are the dominant symbol of the shrine. To get the full effect, visit in the evening when the lanterns are lit.

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited Kasuga shrine in the evening, just before the closing time, with no crowd around, and it was truly magical experience! Red shrine buildings were framed with rows of lanterns of different size, shape and color. Plus, wisteria was in bloom! There are also...More

1  Thank CatherineBulg
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lvlivangel
October 18, 2016|
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Response from 491dean | Reviewed this property |
Appologies, I am not aware of this ritual.
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Varda E
February 22, 2015|
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Response from 福澤紬 | Reviewed this property |
この日に行われる! 和舞と東遊「やまとまいとあずまあそび」とよみます。 神楽や舞楽などの芸能が奉納される内容の説明を・・・学芸員の方を交えてされるのだと思いますよ! 「おん祭などの奉納される和舞や東遊その歴史の特徴の紹介などをして下さると思います! 時間は・・・受付が午後1時30分に受付開始と書いて有りました。 2時から6時まで 申し込みはFAX、TEL でお願いします! 日本の伝統芸能で神社などで神様達に奉納されて来たものの一つに成ります!日... More
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