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“Enormously impressive”

Kasuga Grand Shrine
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Enormously impressive”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This big shrine in the old capital, Nara, is very impressive and beautiful. All details of the shrine are extremely well captented and give an perfect impression. Very japanese and very spiritual. Not only tourists come here but also a lot of japanese and school children.

Visited May 2012
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“Another un-missable site”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The grand shrines of Nara are among the group of very places/structures that are very special, spiritual. Wonderful building with very picturesque lanterns galore.

Visited April 2013
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“Thousands of stone lanterns”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our first stop in Nara Park so we could see the thousands of stone lanterns. These lanterns line the paths up to the shrine & have been donated by Japanese people as tokens of faith & thankfulness. Be sure to explore the rest of the park afterwards & feed the deer!

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Kasuga Taisha - A World Hertiage”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Shrine was found in 768, which made made it one of Nara's Historic Monuments.

On the way to the Shrine, deers could be seen roaming around the park, bring / buy some food for them! They will love you for it! LOL!

Some smaller but special Shrines within Kasuga Taisha you may consider praying to if you are a buddhist. There are Shrines for love, women illnesses and wealth; appreciate the greens around when walking to different Shrines.

Finally, my wife and I had a hearty and healthy breakfast at the botanic garden that is located beside the Main Shrine. Got to try the porridge! Colourful, delicious and I think should be very nutritious!

And there is also a really nice park before you reach the Shrine, do stroll around! Loved the limited cherry blossoms we saw!

Visited March 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“The free part is the highlight”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is another lovely Shinto shrine and it is set in a gorgeous primaeval forest. The inner part of the temple costs 500 yen to go into, but is not the best part.

The best thing to do is visit the periphery of the temple and the outer courtyard. Outside the gates of the shrine is an amazing forest filled with ancient trees and stone lanterns. It is like being in an enchanted land and it is easy to slip into the realm of fantasy there.

Definitely visit the outside, but don't worry too much about the inner area.

Visited February 2013
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