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Kasuga-Taisha Shrine

Travel Guide - Kasuga-Taisha Shrine

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Kasuga-Taisha was founded in 768 to protect Heijo-kyo Capital in Nara, and is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Japan. The shrine has been worshipped not only by the imperial family but also by common people, and a lot of lanterns were donated to the shrine.
The shrine's Honden main hall and 49 treasures are designated as national treasures. The halls of the shrine are reconstructed every 20 years, and the vermilion lacquered buildings form a beautiful contrast to the surrounding verdant woods.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 6:30 - 18:00 (April - October)
  • 7:00 - 17:00 (November - March)
  • Manyo Garden: 9:00 - 17:00 (March - November) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • Manyo Garden: 9:00 - 16:30 (December - Pebruary) *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Guided Tour (June - November): 500 yen
  • Treasure House: 400 yen (General, Adult); 300 yen (Student); 200 yen (Child)
  • Manyo Garden: 500 yen (General, Adult); 250 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 7 minutes from Kintestu-Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line by the bus bound for Kasuga Taisha Honden. Get off at Kasuga Taisha Honden Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 160, Kasuganocho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8212

TweetsTweets

SRK front page D3v @D3Vlicious - 2018-11-29
Actually forgot to post these. Shots from the Kasuga-taisha shrine in Nara. #D3vInJapan @ Kasuga-taisha https://t.co/sgoAU5VHDZ
BonVoyageurs @BonVoyageurs - 2018-11-19
Two of the gorgeous 3,000 stone lanterns of Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara Park of Nara Japan
They symbolize the 3,00… https://t.co/MszfyLXlrT
Howard Stanbury @Howard_S - 2018-11-19
Outbuildings at the important Shintō shrine Kasuga Taisha.
Nerdy point: the vermillion colour - or something quite… https://t.co/ABFAV7Gh6d
RGR Global Travel and Tours Corp. @RgrGlobal - 2018-11-17
5 Days Osaka Wanderer in partnership with Jetstar
Tour Highlights : Nijo-jo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto Imperia… https://t.co/LP3XwOJaql
BonVoyageurs @BonVoyageurs - 2018-11-08
Can you see Lynn there in front of the Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Park ?

Give it enough time cause the shrine co… https://t.co/y6GeHIhBU4
BonVoyageurs @BonVoyageurs - 2018-11-05
Shinto ceremony at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Japan

This shrine was founded in the year 768 when Nara became… https://t.co/5V08iNonIT
BonVoyageurs @BonVoyageurs - 2018-11-04
Torii Gate at the entrance of the Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Park in the old capital of Japan
Notice the sacred d… https://t.co/UPOXKt0rQD
BonVoyageurs @BonVoyageurs - 2018-11-03
Kasuga Taisha Shrine is the most celebrated Shinto shrine in Nara Japan
Dating back to the year 768 !… https://t.co/5T8FaXEM88
Rebecca Reynolds @brobexx - 2018-10-30
Was really happy today because I managed to get a Gokuinshou/shrine stamp collecting book at Kasuga Taisha in Nara!… https://t.co/WUeSAXSxYv
Hands On Kyoto @HandsOnKyoto - 2018-10-25
Nara Day tour continued...

We visited the big Buddha at Todaiji temple and caught a glimpse of some cute baby deer… https://t.co/vu4CZmOCwE
Kwok Weng @victorsoo - 2018-10-25
The Kasuga-taisha Shrine has hundreds of stone and hanging lanterns in and around it. It was an impressive sight al… https://t.co/bSjapsveuU
NARA Hibachi & Hot Rocks @eatatnara - 2018-10-23
NARA, Japan -> home to the Shinto shrine Kasuga Taisha, which dates to 768 A.D. and more than 3,000 lanterns ⛩
repo… https://t.co/nVqkg1mOXG
Robin Randolph @robinrandolph - 2018-10-22
This photo is so candid Japan and I love it. Pouring rain, man petting a deer, and a beautiful shrine in the backgr… https://t.co/hrZKYWozSu
Hands On Kyoto @HandsOnKyoto - 2018-10-18
Autumn tours are in full swing...

Some clients and I visited Kasuga Taisha Shrine on #handsonkyoto Nara Full-day T… https://t.co/2B7pHRBj7p
Brandon@Chicago @NeurallyActive - 2018-10-17
Torches for days @ Kasuga Taisha Shrine https://t.co/8Vka0dITvT
Nina-Serena @NinaSerena - 2018-10-17
Kasuga-Taisha was by far the best shrine in Nara imo. So many lanterns! Everything looked like a fairy tale~ ⛩ https://t.co/CBCi5n6y5U
Nina-Serena @NinaSerena - 2018-10-17
Kasuga-Taisha was by far the best shrine in Nara imo. So many lanterns! Everything looked like a fairy tale~ ⛩ https://t.co/CBCi5n6y5U
Nina-Serena @ LDN ComicCon @NinaSerena - 2018-10-17
Kasuga-Taisha was by far the best shrine in Nara imo. So many lanterns! Everything looked like a fairy tale~ ⛩ https://t.co/CBCi5n6y5U
runfoxrun @runfoxrun - 2018-10-16
#Nara Park in Nara between #Todaiji Temple and #Kasuga Taisha Shrine. https://t.co/LbLacjD66k
Carmel Howe @carmelhowe - 2018-10-12
Kasuga-Taisha shrine in Nara. I am a big fan of the perspective and colours. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of J… https://t.co/mDQkC3AT3V
A+E Networks @AENetworks - 2018-10-10
Today’s #AETravelTuesday photo is from designer Selina Lee, who has this to say about her visit to the Kasuga Taish… https://t.co/ihyIsekLms
MichaelKeen Tapdasan @mkeen8 - 2018-10-07
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Why are there so many deer in the park?
According to legend, when Kasuga Taisha Shrine was founded as a family… https://t.co/xKzuhNB55k
MichaelKeen Tapdasan @mkeen8 - 2018-10-07
🦌🗾🇯🇵

Why are there so many deer in the park?
According to legend, when Kasuga Taisha Shrine was founded as a fam… https://t.co/tlllXnGvuq
里親 Kenny @kenny0724 - 2018-10-04
More than 3000 stone lanterns mark the way through the forest to the shrine giving it the most magical flair 🤔 @ Ka… https://t.co/QilpBNJFh0
Rosie ☣☢☣ @Rosies_Youtube - 2018-09-27
@itsdanielrobz i would go back to Japan and see the old kasuga taisha shrine.
wanted to see it on last visit but di… https://t.co/hq6McT5NaG
MichaelKeen Tapdasan @mkeen8 - 2018-09-25
Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara, Japan ⛩
🦌🗾🇯🇵 🌐 @unesco World Heritage Site

Kasuga Taisha (春日大社) is Nara's most celebr… https://t.co/S0WXAwutP5
Klaudia Kondorosi @dolessgetmoredo - 2018-09-24
Kasuga-taisha Shrine, Nara, Japan, Asia | https://t.co/ET5zrfby5e | Where Do You Feel Right At Home? https://t.co/DRn9SqUa6T
NaraWalk @narawalk - 2018-09-24
A honeymoon couple from Mexico joined our Nara Park Classic Tour.
Meito-Daikokusha, a subordinate shrine in Kasuga… https://t.co/iAOiFSXTyY
KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2018-09-16
Romantic heart shaped ema at the Meoto Daikokusha Shrine in the precincts of Kasuga Taisha, a “World Heritage Site”… https://t.co/LcCC0RhXzk
Raelyn Torngren @raereverie - 2018-09-09
At Kasuga-Taisha shrine today I watched this dolled-up chick straddle one of the stone lanterns to take a photo. Ot… https://t.co/MoUOd2ZT5x

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