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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  • Kintetsu NARA station and passes through the East-facing shopping street. Nakatani's famous high-speed mochi is out. Is recommended because it will sell from one rice cake. Nakatani Hall through the Sarusawa pond, Kofuku-ji Temple, across the highway there is a Torii. From here the road is quite long. I think I should go enjoy while picking a deer Rice cracker, around, however, are also a lot of deer. Kasuga Taisha Shrine is the solemn atmosphere of the vermilion-lacquered. I think from the Kasuga-Taisha Shrine in Tokyo Chofu little yamakata terms and so is determine in advance. If you go by car has a parking lot close to holiday or day walks, parked in the parking lot near as crowded as the day of the week may be good.
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  • My wife and I visited this place as part of our Tour of Nara Park. We have found from our 2 weeks in Japan, that most of the Japanese people are deeply religious.  more »
  • Stroll through the beautiful buildings and shrines, with that color between Orange and reddish and thousands of lanterns, is a beautiful experience. Accumulated in the canopies of the headlights, MOSS gives it an added touch of beauty. Many people, I suppose that weekend, as although I understand there is always a great influx of locals and tourists. Highly recommended.
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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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