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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

TSUMUGU: Japan Art & Culture (English ed.) @jpn_art_culture - 2020-07-09
Here's an interesting clip from Kasuga Taisha in #Nara. The grand #shrine tells us that medate, or dressing the san… https://t.co/n1B0nXUGwa
Nooftella @nooftella - 2020-06-17
Okiyama just experienced its first thunder storm 😳! 🌧🌩⛈ also say hello to Kasuga Taisha shrine. Its an actual shrin… https://t.co/j6cigb9oWO
Nooftella @nooftella - 2020-06-17
Okiyama just experienced its first thunder storm 😳! 🌧🌩⛈ also say hello to Kasuga Taisha shrine. Its an actual shrin… https://t.co/j6cigb9oWO
Sarah Spence @SarahSp02818871 - 2020-06-15
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oldest Japanese samurai swords in existence. The sword was found covered in rust, in the attic of the… https://t.co/DZLsjowH1s
Japan Consulate Miami @JapanCons_Miami - 2020-06-12
Setsubun Mantoro
This festival has taken place for over 800 years! Each winter, Kasuga Taisha Shrine is illuminated… https://t.co/JRPB3195aS
Japan Consulate Miami @JapanCons_Miami - 2020-06-10
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
This shrine is one of the most sacred sites in Japan - while most Japanese shrines honor 1 or… https://t.co/EQY1uqghf0
Japan House London @japanhouseldn - 2020-05-30
Last year we explored the sacred dance form of ‘kagura’, offering visitors a rare opportunity to experience a perfo… https://t.co/5LTM5sYcZA
Chris Christensen @chris2x - 2020-05-23
In the ancient capital of Nara you can find the Kasuga Taisha shrine. This shrine is surrounded by a memorable fore… https://t.co/aosBBPJsLo
Tybaltina @Tybaltina - 2020-05-21
@donnyjkimball As for shrine I would say Akama Shrine in Shimonoseki. (Though I love Kasuga Taisha in Nara too). https://t.co/8eyYEOiUr3
Ancient History Encyclopedia @ahencyclopedia - 2020-05-08
Kasuga Taisha is an ancient Shinto shrine located in a forest east of Nara, capital of #Japan between 710 and 784 C… https://t.co/5hSSayoPgn
Francois-Xavier @FXBPinelli - 2020-05-03
Details of a lantern in the Kasuga-taisha in Nara🏮
I highly recommend this shrine for his lanterns. There are more… https://t.co/4hSiSeKa8y
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2020-04-18
@roblovesbeard The first two photos show Kasuga Taisha, a Shinto shrine built in 768 to protect the ancient Heijo-k… https://t.co/BKTmAnaD43
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2020-04-18
The first two photos show Kasuga Taisha, a Shinto shrine built in 768 to protect the ancient Heijo-kyo capital, loc… https://t.co/7iHIoi0sX4
トム金星児 @kinseiji8 - 2020-04-12
@zzr3796r @okabaeri9111 Prayers are very important to connect with The One Almighty, there were Japanese Shrines Ka… https://t.co/GhdgjXCMlb
ojonny🐈 @ojonny_3_dayo - 2020-04-04
this is OMAMORI that bought at KASUGA-TAISHA(shrine). cute two🧡 https://t.co/MAKdNbSbVJ
Kiyo Yamauchi 🍱 @kiyotoshi_y - 2020-03-07
Kasuga Taisha Shrine: the last photo is the original infinity room. One of my favorite things to see in Nara. https://t.co/LF6iNHETHu
PimpCocktail @Pali_Aha - 2020-03-05
kasuga taisha shrine in nara. #kasugataisha Corona virus keeps the crowds away. #coronavirus #photooftheday… https://t.co/GvvVDsb1on
Emil is working @terminal_feline - 2020-02-26
(Though it bugs me that Utena has the Buddhism stuff but Kasuga-taisha is a Shinto shrine)
🎃 Emil 🎃 @terminal_feline - 2020-02-26
(Though it bugs me that Utena has the Buddhism stuff but Kasuga-taisha is a Shinto shrine)
Daniel Thomas MacInnes @GhibliBlog - 2020-02-21
“This group of gods that appeared in 'Spirited Away' is Kasuga-sama. The face on the face is called Zomen, which is… https://t.co/oUikjbIT74
Joshua Young #Bernie2020 @josh4everyoung - 2020-02-16
@kojiarsua Wow that’s perfect! There are a lot of temples actually, but yes the big draws are the deer and the Toda… https://t.co/OE07MDErHT
@michhmich - 2020-02-09
i think the good fortune i received at the kasuga taisha shrine in nara was really powerful bc i’m having the kind… https://t.co/lbQBQKTpB4
@michhmich - 2020-02-09
i think the good fortune i received at the kasuga taisha shrine in nara was really powerful bc i’m having the kind… https://t.co/lbQBQKTpB4
Commander Andrew VII @AuCommander - 2020-01-31
Special prayer for the eradication of the pandemic made to stop the outbreak of the new coronavirus = Morning on th… https://t.co/r2AoHG1hPb
Commander Andrew VII @AuCommander - 2020-01-31
Special prayer for the eradication of the pandemic made to stop the outbreak of the new coronavirus = Morning on th… https://t.co/r2AoHG1hPb
Ellie Okamoto @OkmtEli - 2020-01-31
Kasuga Taisha Shrine has started offering a special prayer to stop the spread of coronavirus from today. The prayer… https://t.co/2xRy5Q03bO
microcarpa @microcarpa1 - 2020-01-31
Kasuga Taisha(Shinto shrine)starts doing a special ritual to dispel #coronavirus,same as for past SARS/super-flue
H… https://t.co/toKfz7f9LJ
Playingwithu @playingwithu - 2020-01-03
Kasuga-taisha Shrine in Nara was an unusual experience. Thousands of people crowded the path trying to make their p… https://t.co/gYMjiasG3K
Playingwithu @playingwithu - 2020-01-03
Kasuga-taisha Shrine with Nara deer statue and fountain.The worshippers are supposed to take the dippers and take s… https://t.co/oYLCnIj5iI
Playingwithu @playingwithu - 2020-01-03
We did still manage to see a bit of Kasuga-taisha Shrine anyway, as we accidentally went in the exit first, before… https://t.co/Gwl4D90z2a

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