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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

EGG-NARA-YMCA @eggnaraymca - 2019-08-15
Today’s Chugen (days around O-bon) Mantoro lanterns Festival at Kasuga-taisha Shrine is cancelled because of the ty… https://t.co/G9qNdRhHAh
はる家 | HARUYA @HARUYA_Co_Ltd - 2019-08-10
In a representative area of Nara, Kofukuji, Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Park, walking distance from ove… https://t.co/sjNPPcyRH1
カフェぼんちぃ @cafe_bonchie - 2019-07-27
Kyoto sightseeing. Kasuga Shrine.

As the name implies, it has a relationship with Nara's Kasuga Taisha.
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TreasuresOfTraveling @TreasurOfTravel - 2019-07-24
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Iñaki SPilgrim @inakiSPilgrim - 2019-07-23
Just dozens out of thousands of lanterns in Kasuga-taisha Shrine, Nara.
World Heritage Site. 🏮🦌
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Travelwithme24 X 7 @yukti77 - 2019-07-19
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Daniela Frendo @GrumpyCamelBlog - 2019-07-18
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風間和夫 @kazama68310319 - 2019-07-18
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Bev & Shams Adventures @Bevsham - 2019-07-17
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Ketki @Ecokats - 2019-07-17
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Kohaku @sassypun - 2019-07-11
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Nyanyabea @Nyanyanyabea - 2019-06-07
I only went to the Nara park in Nara and it's so huge!!! You can stay a whole day exploring all the shrines and tem… https://t.co/WcUJdDzSEI
Jennifer Fernández Solano @jfer888 - 2019-05-31
Stone lanterns and a weeping cherry blossom tree at Kasuga-taisha, a Shinto shrine in Nara, Japan, enveloped in a p… https://t.co/TD0abdcM58
Tony Printezis @TonyPrintezis - 2019-05-23
Nara: Kasuga Taisha, Nara's most celebrated Shinto shrine. It is famous for its many lanterns, donated by worshippe… https://t.co/8DLYVqQTZu
Tanebet @Tanebet - 2019-05-12
Kasuga Taisha shrine. There was a wedding taking place. I pitied the bride in her heavy wedding Kimono 👘 https://t.co/sUQgkqxxvP
Christy @tran_christy - 2019-05-05
📍Kasuga-Taisha Shrine - Nara, Japan

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Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2019-05-02
Don’t know what the protocol is on a new era in Japan, but I felt obliged to re-do my hatsumode at start of Reiwa @… https://t.co/LNs0lrA1hN
LadyTravels2013 @LadyTravels2013 - 2019-04-26
3,000+ stone and bronze lanterns surround Kasuga-taisha Shrine. They are all lit two times a year for festivals. https://t.co/Yb0f6dVDwg
森 義博(四択クイズ、アンケート宜しく) @yoshihiromori11 - 2019-04-22
@finallyzach Please enjoy this amazing performance actually!
Around this area,there are many deers.
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Anna Falcon @msmed08 - 2019-04-20
It was around this time one fine afternoon in Nara, while we were visiting the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, when we chance… https://t.co/zU5dndsv9v
Nature and Travel @nature_u_travel - 2019-04-19
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Randall Kikukawa @RandyKikukawa - 2019-04-18
Deer napping in Nara, lanterns at the brightly painted Kasuga-taisha shrine, and the Great Buddha at Todai-hi templ… https://t.co/26nMfpy2OB

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