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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another amazing UNESCO Heritage site to visit in Nara. Nara is easily accessible via train either from Kyoto or from Osaka. Enjoy the free running deers and also this Kasuga Taisha shrine. Beautiful view, leisure walk. You will not regret it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minjeh1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another beautiful Shinto shrine with the vermillion tori gates, to ward off evil. This complex has 100's of stone and bronze lanterns which have been donated by worshippers since 8th century. At certain times of the year, on specific occasions, all these lanterns are lit,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank foxylady23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site s part our our tour with Celebrity cruises. It is a very serene and beautiful place, although the day we were there it was quite busy. The stone lanterns line the pathway up to the shrine and are hauntingly beautiful. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sundancer6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must ! It’s beautiful. The lanterns are incredible. Do not miss this. One of my highlights in Japan

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oceanus_x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It felt like a long walk uphill to get to this shrine and when we did get there we were a bit disappointed with what there was to see. The shrine does have both Goshuin and free stamps for your notebook available. If I had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kasuga Grand Shrine is another nice shrine in Nara. You need to walk along the pathway with tall trees and stone lanterns on both sides. The environment is quiet and peaceful with less crowds of visitor. If you want to enter the inner part of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 8 November 2018

My partner and I visited Nara on the 15th of Oct '18. This was one of my favourite shrine/temples out of all the ones I visited during the month I spent in Japan. The walk to the shrine itsself was beautiful, the deer in this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sam_wise_0404
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Kasuga Shrine is a gorgeous place to visit. The vermillion and green of the shrine and lanterns is quite beautiful but the walk to the shrine, through the forrest along a path lined with lanterns is what really makes the visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kenn H
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This shrine is another of the recommended places to visit in Nara. We walked there from Todai-ji temple, and took the opportunity to interact with the numerous deer along the way. It's a nice walk there along a tree lined path. The shrine itself was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This is quite a huge shrine but I find it a bit too touristy. As a result, I didn't pay the extra 500 yen to enter the inner shrine. Perhaps you should check out the inner shrine.

Date of experience: October 2018
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19 October 2016|
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Response from 491dean | Reviewed this property |
Appologies, I am not aware of this ritual.
Ipsita M
1 June 2015|
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This question was asked in 2016 !!! I was wondering why i am getting notification now !!!!
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23 February 2015|
Response from LoveTravel806858 | 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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