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Our tour made a short stop here and it was worth getting of the bus for, there are almost three thousand lanterns (2/3 stone, 1/3 brass) on the grounds. The stone lanterns are along the path leading to the temple and make for some beautiful...More
Our tour spent a half hour at this "Lantern Shrine" The walk to the shrine is bordered by many moss covered stone lanterns. There are more bronze lanterns at the shrine proper. Our guide told us that they are all lit twice a year during...More
A beautiful, but not distinctive shrine.
If you have visited other characteristic shrines in Japan, such as Heian Shrine (平安神宮) , Tsurugaoka Hachimangu (鶴岡八幡宮), Nikko Toshogu (日光東照宮), ......etc, this one can be skipped.
The must-visit temples in Nara, in my opinion, Kasuga Grand Shrine ranks...More
This was our 3rd place we visited in Nara Park. It also had the least number of visitors during our visit compared to the other 2 temples.
The path leading to the shrine was lined with hundreds of concrete lanterns of various shapes and sizes....More
Architecture, style, color, stone and bronze lanterns, and history are some of the aspects that make a visit here worthwhile.
This is Nara's most celebrated shrine dating back to the Nara Period (710-794 AD) and the Heian Period (794-1185 AD). Plenty of smaller shrines exist...More
There is not much to see from the front view outside the ticketing entrance. I paid 500 yen (worth it) to enter the walking path, which is quite long though some paths are in circles. The lines of lanterns are marvelous to view at if...More
There are so many old lanterns on the way up to this temple set in beautiful parklands and of course surrounded by deer. You can choose whether to visit just the front part of the temple or pay 500Y pp and go further in where...More
We reached the shrine via a lesser used path directly from Todai-ji Temple and then departed through Deer Park where all the stone lanterns are situated.
The first thing you notice is how clean, bright and colorful the shrine complex is. The other distinguishing feature...More