Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara

4.4
Founded in 768, Kasuga Grand Shrine represents a World Heritage Site famous for its bronze and stone lanterns. Visit the offering hall of this Nara attraction for free, or explore the inner area and its architecture for a fee. Designed in the Kasuga-zukuri architectural style, the temple complex boasts a botanical garden surrounded by a primeval forest, also listed as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy the beautiful grounds and view the temple's noteworthy interior during your visit. PutKasuga Grand Shrine into our Nara itinerary website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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....  more »
  • This is a much visited shrine for the Japanese people, I was here on the weekend following New Year and the queues were substantial. Much writing and hanging up of wishes, so a glimpse into what...  more »
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