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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kenn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank aaong86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice shrine filled with lanterns. But also have a good look along the roads when you walk to this shrine. All along these roads you can find bigger and smaller stone lanterns.

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining which made the walk to the shrine less fun than it should have been but I was interested to see all the different stone lanterns. Paid 500 yen to get into the inner shrine which was well worth it. More lanterns, quieter...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chanced to see this place while roaming around Nara park and I am so glad we decided to visit. Its involves a little uphill climb but quite manageable for someone like me with average fitness. Not for the elderly with mobility issues though. The place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is quite a hustle bustle walking up to this temple. Even within the premises there is a lot of people (I went during high tourist time of the year ) Pay the small entry fee and go inside to see the 1000 lanterns. Even...More

Thank fali84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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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