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Kasuga Grand Shrine

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160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

absolutely gorgeous place, you will also see some deers walking around. and the line of lanterns are so beautiful ... its vibrant, also there's a really huge old sacred tree inside. feels sarene

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Panchami S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place of 4 Kami (spirits/deities). Very annoyed with the tourists teasing the poor deers for selfies. Not just one nationality but a couple of nationalities. The deer is considered a sacred animal of the Kami. That is not a petting zoo. Those are wild...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fymkong
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually a complex of shrines and covers a much larger area than most people realize. The grand shrine itself is plenty impressive, and the shady path leading up to is lined densely with stone lanterns with the famous Nara deers on the path...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kasuga Grand Shrine is the greatest shrine in Nara. There are 15 little shrines in this Grand Shrine area. It is worthy to hike around them. It's so beautiful and you will enjoy the peaceful atmospere in the forest.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sightseer602468
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

It was a very nice 15 minute walk uphill through Nara park from the main road. It was very shady in the park and you feel very peaceful. You would also see lots of stone lanterns on both sides of the path, which was very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

Very crowded once the tour group arrive. You will be unable to take good pictures of the very nice shrine.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, when we visited the Shrine, they were preparing for the year end ceremony and the last steps to the main shrine were shielded off. But I liked the greenery and nature, including the roaming deer in the compound.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AliceOmlet
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Located within the shady recesses of deer-filled Nara Park, this shrine is a god-send if you are starting to suffer shrine fatigue on your Japanese travels. It has a unique layout and a labrynthine visitor route that gives a point of difference to the "normal"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 21 December 2018

I took a bus from the Nara JR Station directly to the car park located just below this remarkable shrine. Here there is a museum and a huge car park full of tourist buses as well as local buses that run in a schedule. To...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Another amazing UNESCO Heritage site to visit in Nara. Nara is easily accessible via train either from Kyoto or from Osaka. Enjoy the free running deers and also this Kasuga Taisha shrine. Beautiful view, leisure walk. You will not regret it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 October 2016|
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Response from 491dean | Reviewed this property |
Appologies, I am not aware of this ritual.
Ipsita M
1 June 2015|
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Response from Ipsita M |
This question was asked in 2016 !!! I was wondering why i am getting notification now !!!!
Varda E
22 February 2015|
Response from LoveTravel806858 | Reviewed this property |
この日に行われる! 和舞と東遊「やまとまいとあずまあそび」とよみます。 神楽や舞楽などの芸能が奉納される内容の説明を・・・学芸員の方を交えてされるのだと思いますよ! 「おん祭などの奉納される和舞や東遊その歴史の特徴の紹介などをして下さると思います! 時間は・・・受付が午後1時30分に受付開始と書いて有りました。 2時から6時まで 申し込みはFAX、TEL でお願いします! 日本の伝統芸能で神社などで神様達に奉納されて来たものの一つに成ります!日... More
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