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First Torii Gate一之鳥居

Shrine

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.

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place Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 in the Kasuga Grand Shrine
phone 0742227788

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

Phone

0742227788

Hours
Worship freedom
Closed
Feel free to worship
Fees
Worship freedom
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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.

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