Kasuga Shrine
Kasuga Shrine
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Neighbourhood: City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Nicky H
Derby, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you are exploring Nara and the key sights, it's worth the extra effort to get to this attraction which is set in very peaceful woodland.
Written 3 October 2019
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Dilip P
Vadodara, India686 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We strolled near the shrine in Nara park after seeing and feeding deer. The shrine is very beautiful and you see lot of lanterns. There were lot of local residents inside for prayers
Written 25 February 2019
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pieata
Wellington, New Zealand416 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
FREE ENTRY..
''This is part of Nara Park.
Walk from Deer park to this shrine.
Stone lanterns, many have their "paper "windows broken, line the pathways. To the Temple at the top of a "hill".
The lanterns are likened to 'concrete 'like 4-5 ft tall square pole, " with a " houselke letterbox,"with 4 windows ( usually covered like a paper lantern) on top.
The individual patron ( likened to a a head stone) has his name etched in Chinese script down the path front. Some dignitaries have a number of shrines!
Most are of the same shape.. some taller..a few are 'different ' a few Deer roam amongst the shrines.
Many have the paper windows are damaged, but are repaired for certain lighting ceremonies.
after coming across a food stall, some of us gave up. It was walking thru a cemetery looking at the same shaped head stones.. the some kept going. We sat, relaxed, ate drank talked, till the others returned.
This is Unesco rated .. but to some of us, we came here because it was part of Nara Deer park, and we didn't know what to expect! Walking shoes for "hill" climbing sealed pathways! Toilets & cafe within.
Wouldn't have made a special trip!
Rate, 3-4/10
Written 29 April 2017
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Christian Ardito
Bentonville, AR541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
The Kasuga Shrine is within walking distance from the Todai-ji Temple and to the Nara JR Station.

I did not get to go inside the temple because there was a ceremony going on but the place was packed - mainly with locals. However, the shrine really is know for what it looked to my like several thousand lanterns, which make for a very unique atmosphere.

Absolutely gorgeous place. If you are going to Nara to see the Todai-ji, then take some extra time to check this place.
Written 30 October 2016
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Meredith W
Ivanhoe, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Kasuga Shrine would have to be the most beautiful of all the Shrines visited while we were in Japan. We were fortunate to go on a public holiday, and it was wonderful to see so many "locals" celebrating in the peaceful and delightful gardens - amongst the many moss covered lanterns and deer!
Thoroughly recommend.
Written 16 October 2016
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Haamid J
Zurich, Switzerland3,172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
This shrine exists from the time the capital was in Nara, dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city. It was also the tutelary of Fujiwara, most powerful clan of Nara and Heian Periods. Kasuga had been rebuilt every 20 years over past centuries.

The offering hall can be visited free. A paid inner area provides a view of the inner buildings. The main sanctuary contains multiple shrine buildings displaying distinctive Kasuga style of shrine architecture, characterized by a sloping roof extending over the front of the building.
Written 14 April 2016
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LICQueens4321
Long Island City, NY612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
A beautiful shrine in a beautiful setting in Nara. One of the nicest ones we visited. Loved the lanterns and the deer.
Written 16 April 2015
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西村明
Kyoto, Japan8,943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This shrine is located near Nishinokyo Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. It is dedicated to the god of protection from illness and misfortune, recovery from illness, and safe travels. The sacred stone "Hoshoishi" is placed at the Chumon gate of the main hall and is open to the public only on the three days of the month, the 1st, 11th, and 15th.
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Written 20 August 2023
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