Japan Travel by NAVITIME - Japan Travel Guides, Transit Search and Itinerary Planner

First Torii Gate一之鳥居


This is a vermillion-lacquered large torii (Shinto shrine archway) which stands at the entrance to the approach road to Kasuga Shrine in Nara City. It stands at a height of 6.75 meters. As a type of Kasuga-style archway (it has distinct features such as a slight curvature of the under beams and top beams and thick column diameters), it has been designated as a Japanese Important Cultural Property. Even though the archway was first built in late Heian period, the present archway was reconstructed in 1638 and a large scale restoration was done at the 60th anniversary of this reconstruction.

map zoom out image
place Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 in the Kasuga Grand Shrine
phone 0742227788



Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 in the Kasuga Grand Shrine [map]



Worship freedom
Feel free to worship
Worship freedom
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

          Nearby Tourist Attractions

          Nearby Restaurants

          Nearby Hotels

          Nara Main Areas


          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.

          Related Articles

          Recommended Related Plans