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Kasuga Grand Shrine

160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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“stone lanterns” (104 reviews)
“dark room” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This shrine is a bit of a walk (it's located in a different area to some of the other main temples in Nara Park), but the lanterns are lovely and it's worth a look.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to Gion and on the way to other Shrines on the main north-south thoroughfare, this shrine sits at the entrance to the enourmous Maruyama Park. Enjoy the scenery!

Thank Connor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, I didn't get to see the shrine because it was raining too hard and we were tired from all the walking. I wanted to visit this because of the lanterns and once I saw the many lanterns along the path, I was just happy...More

Thank JSJAK907
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What was special for us was seeing a couple being married at the shrine when we arrived--their dress, manner, people accompanying them, and the short ceremony were unique. This shrine has many stone and metal lanterns, many of them gilded. The first visit there were...More

Thank anneue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This shrine is pretty easy to access with public transport and provides a wealth of interesting and beautiful buildings and monuments. The gardens are beautiful and the signage and pamphlets provide ample information to make the viewing informative. This is a really beautiful heritage listed...More

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine is located in Nara Park. It comprises a number of buildings, all painted in the familiar vermillion red colour. When we were there, we saw two weddings and a christening party going into the shrine for a blessing. A must see attraction when...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is nice to walk to the Shrine with the quiet greenly surrounding, appreciating the lanterns leading to the shrine and not forgetting the tame wild deer just wondering or lazing around. Love the bright colour of the shrine in the middle of the 'hill'....More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kasuga Grand Shrine is a must see. It is spectacular, definitely one the most aesthetically appealing shrines. You can get a glimpse of it from the outside but to tour the interior there is a small fee. The shrine is a bit of an uphill...More

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Shrine in the Nara complex..lovely architecture and beautiful gardens and lanterns.. worth a visit.. little deer wandering around also

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

it's a nice place but another of the many shrines in Japan, so nothing new. the walk there and back through the park is a nice one

Thank LeticiaFortuna
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I went here about a week ago and there was a ritual for 2000 or 3000 yen to get inside the shrine and they give you a pouch of rocks to be put back inside the shrine (I would like to know the significance of the rock) and there was a priest saying a chant (I would like to know what was the purposes of his chant, was it for our blessing?). Any answers would be appreciated, thank you.
19 October 2016|
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Response from 491dean | Reviewed this property |
Appologies, I am not aware of this ritual.
Varda E
Anyone anyone know if the shrine will be open on April 29th, 2015? Thanks!
23 February 2015|
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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