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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a bit of a hike up though the park but for the UNESCO status and the crowds going there, I might have ignored it. Stone lanterns line the route and the local deer, always hungry for food from a tourist are everywhere. Pass a...More

Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the deer garden (there are real deer in there) up to the shrine is a more relaxed walk. The shrine itself is nice, pay the entrance fee to see the inner shrine, well worth it, specially the lantern room.

Thank Bernd E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through the Nara deer park up to this temple at 5pm on a clear autumn day. Many of the crowd had gone home after their day trips from Kyoto. As we approached the temple up the stone lantern lined path, everyone else was...More

Thank LisaD3024
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful shrine! It was our last shrine of our Japan trip. We completed our goshuin book in this shrine and we were happy because the stamp has a deer on it which represents Nara completely ♡. We were surprised to see the amount of lamps...More

Thank Nathalie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The path leading to the shrine is lined with stone lanterns, and many more nestled in the woods. The main shrine is recently renovated. The color of the shrine is in vivid orange red. There are many bronze/metal lanterns hanging along the wall of the...More

Thank FYL003
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Lovely walk through the wooded area of Nara Park to get to this shrine. The shrine is very impressive and incredibly peaceful - although it is popular with tourists, somehow it still seems to give off a peaceful feel.

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Kasuga Grand Shrine is a must whilst in Nara. Many different areas at the shrine the dark room with all the lantens lite up and many beautiful walk ways in brilliant red. Crowd's were small on the day so getting some great pictures was easy.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Kasuga is a smaller shrine with a lot of lanterns along the walk way to the shrine, It is within the Nara deer park, I must admit i was probably at this stage all shrined out as we had been to so many i didnt...More

Thank RayleneL
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Quiet shrine away from Nara park (but still full of deer!). Stone lanterns line the path through the shrine. A small section of the shrine requires an additional fee of 500 yen.

Thank andrewhanhy
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Walking up to this area is fantastic, as you can see the hundreds of stone statues where lanterns are placed. The temple itself can be admired in part without entering, and there are deer all about.

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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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Response from Ipsita M |
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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