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Kasuga Taisha Shrine (春日大社)

This is a Shinto shrine located in Nara City. Kasuga Taisha Shrine is the grand head shrine of approximately 1,000 Kasuga shrines nationwide. The origins to the shrine lie in the early days of the Nara period, when Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto from Kashima-jingu Shrine was enshrined at Mt. Mikasa. The main shrine of the Kasuga structure which is a National Treasure has four buildings lined up, and in addition to the majestic and splendid south Gate and middle gate, there are many things such as fine and industrial art objects which have been designated as Important Cultural Properties. The Bantoro Festival (Lantern Festival) event is held on the day of Setsubun (Bean throwing night) and on the 14th and 15th of August when around 3,000 stone lanterns and hanging lanterns are lit with fire, and many worshipers come to look at this magical sight.

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Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 (NaraArea)

phone 0742227788
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[Mar.-Oct.] 6:30-17:30
[Nov.-Feb.] 7:00-17:00
[Special visit to the main shrine 9:00-16:00]

Review of Kasuga Grand Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/05/19 Lanterns, all the way down
First info upfront - we didnt actually go into the Shrine (paid entry), as we already had a sort of temple / shrine overkill and noticed that even the most significant places didnt give us the joy...
Reviewed:2020/03/26 Magical Shrine
Kasuga Taisha looks magical, especially in rainy weather:I was there twice, and both times it was rainy there. During such weather there is not so many people visiting, as they probably does not...
Reviewed:2020/03/01 Shrine of Lantern
This shrine is famous for their thousand lantern. Very beautiful shrine complex and can also experience lantern in the dark room. Outside the shrine there are huge area. You should allocate a lot of...

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Details

Address
Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 [map]
Area
NaraArea
Phone
0742227788
Hours
[Mar.-Oct.] 6:30-17:30
[Nov.-Feb.] 7:00-17:00
[Special visit to the main shrine 9:00-16:00]
Closed
open everyday
[Gohondenmae (Special Sunday is not available)] Around March 8-3/13, 12/20-1/7, Adult Sunday
Fees
[Special visit to the main shrine]
[First ear fee] 500yen

[National treasure]
[General] 500yen
[University/High School Students] 300yen
[Junior High School Students/Elementary School Students] 200yen

[Manyo Botanical Garden]
[Adult] 500yen
[Children] 250yen
Parking Lot
Available 100spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(nara free wi-fi)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.