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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 vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nara.
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  • I glitter bling lanterns you can see in the gate of the vermilion-lacquered, located about a 10-minute walk from Mount wakakusa jumping through hoops and entrance gate, pay the money and there is a very nice weather days
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  • Check the timing and make sure you visit on the two days a year the 3000 lanterns are lit, breathtaking! 
  • While living lives near Osaka saw for the first time! And I was impressed! It is good, this landscape! Million of the night watch the highlight. The sense of history from the last 1,000 years or more, this shrine is rich.
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