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Kasuga Grand Shrine

160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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“dark room” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This shrine is pretty easy to access with public transport and provides a wealth of interesting and beautiful buildings and monuments. The gardens are beautiful and the signage and pamphlets provide ample information to make the viewing informative. This is a really beautiful heritage listed...More

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This shrine is located in Nara Park. It comprises a number of buildings, all painted in the familiar vermillion red colour. When we were there, we saw two weddings and a christening party going into the shrine for a blessing. A must see attraction when...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It is nice to walk to the Shrine with the quiet greenly surrounding, appreciating the lanterns leading to the shrine and not forgetting the tame wild deer just wondering or lazing around. Love the bright colour of the shrine in the middle of the 'hill'....More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Kasuga Grand Shrine is a must see. It is spectacular, definitely one the most aesthetically appealing shrines. You can get a glimpse of it from the outside but to tour the interior there is a small fee. The shrine is a bit of an uphill...More

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great Shrine in the Nara complex..lovely architecture and beautiful gardens and lanterns.. worth a visit.. little deer wandering around also

Thank karen m
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

it's a nice place but another of the many shrines in Japan, so nothing new. the walk there and back through the park is a nice one

Thank LeticiaFortuna
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Initially greeted with a walk amongst hundreds of stone lanterns along with deer roaming through them. The stone zen garden led to the main Shrine. We were unable to enter due to a ceremony in progress but were allowed to walk around the outside. This...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Kasuga Grand Shrine is beside Todaiji temple a symbol of Nara, and one of the highlights in this city. It is also on the list of world cultural heritage. Actually deers in Nara Park belong to this shrine, and they are considered as servants of...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The main shrine was closed for private ceremony. We got a glimpse of the outdoor setting that looked like a scene in an old japanese era. We had a stroll in the garden, lots of shades, this would have been a good stop for summer...More

Thank beibeim
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Honestly after visiting so many shrines in Japan they all started to look similar to me but this one is the best. Deer rule this shrine and it's awesome. It seems like all the deer on the vast land of the shrine have become habituated...More

Thank MajicMomentDotCom
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Response from 491dean | Reviewed this property |
Appologies, I am not aware of this ritual.
Varda E
23 February 2015|
Response from 福澤紬 | 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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