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Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara

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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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  • Kasuga Taisha is more than a shrine, it’s a mysterious world that involves forest, pathways, lanterns, and semi-wild deer. Founded in 768, Kasuga Taisha is a part of the Nara-Koen Park and is... 
    Kasuga Taisha is more than a shrine, it’s a mysterious world that involves forest, pathways, lanterns, and semi-wild deer. Founded in 768, Kasuga Taisha is a part of the Nara-Koen Park and is...  more »
  • The Kasuga Grand Shrine is not to be missed when visiting Nara Park. This Shrine was a bit of a walk through the park, but there is so much beauty within the park, I didn't mind the walk. I believe... 
    The Kasuga Grand Shrine is not to be missed when visiting Nara Park. This Shrine was a bit of a walk through the park, but there is so much beauty within the park, I didn't mind the walk. I believe...  more »
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  • This time I visited only the main shrine. The deer take a nap after passing through the first torii gate. The fawn with a little "Kanoko pattern" is cute. You can feel the virgin forest with your whole body when you pass through the torii of 2. The main shrine also has a paid area. "Ema" is a lucky charm that grants wishes. Write your wishes on the deer-shaped Ema.
  • Beautiful area in which temples, nature Forrest and the deer of Nara blend together in one area. Gorgeous with the fall foliage

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