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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Mystical stone lantern approach

All those stone lanterns lining the path are definitely the most memorable part is walking along the approach through Nara Park. The rain on the day of my visit gives them an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All those stone lanterns lining the path are definitely the most memorable part is walking along the approach through Nara Park. The rain on the day of my visit gives them an extra atmosphere, while the deer hanging all around completes the picture. And then, the bright orange/vemilion shrine appears, in stark contrast to the green forest and moss all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful stone lanterns lining the shaded path to the entrance. A beautiful temple, has lots of lanterns. Would be better to include it in your route after Todaiji or Nara park

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Route full of lanterns leading to the shrines and some deer that walk around. Makes for beautiful photos. Again, the site requires a couple of hours to appreciate

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very peaceful shrine near the crowded Todaiji temple and Nara park. This is the place where you can find your inner peace. I particularly loved the dark room with plenty of mysterious candles in lanterns.

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China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Check the timing and make sure you visit on the two days a year the 3000 lanterns are lit, breathtaking!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wasn't crowded but still have some people stopped by. Beautiful architecture and color with some spots to take beautiful pictures with.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Must see site in Nara. One of the main shrines, very beautiful. First part is for free, until the first hall. Afterwards payment is necessary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

So many lanterns! Between the friendly deer and beautiful scenery this is a place to visit in Nara. Loved all the different shapes and color of all the lanterns - really beautiful

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visiting in the New Year period, I saw the numbers of people paying their very important first visit of the year. The shrine itself is set in hilly woodland which makes it a natural and restful place, closely associated with Nature.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It could be one of the most beautiful walk during holy season, when all the lights are on. A the park is huge, full of tame deers. We were unlucky with heavy rain, so could hardly see anything.

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