Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara

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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 itinerary website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Blooms of wisteria, Wisteria can be enjoyed. Environment is quite large, so enjoy. Many Stone lanterns can be found in the approach. Carved deer in.
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  • October 3, 2017
    You could spend a special desire was not memorable in its own way temporary precincts with large moving by taxi in the rain and the only shrine temple at a smart trot,.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Early in the morning to go with priest and erosion's morning pray together can. After that description with the method at the end too, get bills Miko's death.
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  • July 9, 2017
    A beautiful shrine in the middle of a beautiful forest. It takes some effort to get here, but it's worth it.
  • April 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    A great historic place. Easy accessible and lots to see
  • March 5, 2017
    One of the best! They have millions of lamps and a room where it's dark and they are lit. So lovely!
  • April 25, 2017
    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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