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Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Founded in 768, Kasuga Grand Shrine represents a World Heritage Site famous for its bronze and stone lanterns. Visit the offering hall of this Nara attraction for free, or explore the inner area and its architecture for a fee. Designed in the Kasuga-zukuri architectural style, the temple complex boasts a botanical garden surrounded by a primeval forest, also listed as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy the beautiful grounds and view the temple's noteworthy interior during your visit. Put Kasuga Grand Shrine into our Nara vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nara.
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  • As the back roads from Todai-ji Temple, visited the Kasuga shrine. Nokyo-Sho, I bought a fortune in deer. Priestess training in so doing at an additional cost, next time I would love to join in there.
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  • Very traditional temple with people in priestess outfits. Aged stone lanterns line the path up to the temple.  more »
  • Clean restrooms, café. Parking ¥ 1,000, so from here NARA tourism also do or think.
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  • A beautiful shrine in the middle of a beautiful forest. It takes some effort to get here, but it's worth it.
  • A historic shrine that is surrounded by serene forest. Quite a chore to reach here, but being taken away from the city and into the forest surrounded by moss grown shrines is quite an experience. Be prepared for some walking.
  • A great historic place. Easy accessible and lots to see
  • One of the best! They have millions of lamps and a room where it's dark and they are lit. So lovely!
  • Was walking from Nara park to this place, quite a distance. But it was a good place to visit.

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The historic city of Nara has a welcome number of accommodations for an urban area of its importance and popularity. Close to the main train station stand the main high-rise hotels in the city, all towering over the commercial and modern district that greets train travelers on arrival. To the east, things get a little more luxurious, with hotels close to Nara Park particularly well-appointed and rich in additional facilities. Standard hotels stand in a cluster to the southeast of the old palace ruins, while a number of pleasant, no-frills guesthouses can be found in the residential suburbs.
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