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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

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ピノ @pinacoladasoda - 2021-02-13
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atsushi_noguchi☀ @fujimicho - 2021-02-11
4. Honden of Kasuga-Taisha shrine, Nara. National Treasure. Late Edo period (19C). In contrast to Buddhist temple,… https://t.co/MqymaRzASj
atsushi_noguchi⛅ @fujimicho - 2021-02-11
4. Honden of Kasuga-Taisha shrine, Nara. National Treasure. Late Edo period (19C). In contrast to Buddhist temple,… https://t.co/MqymaRzASj
atsushi_noguchi🌒 @fujimicho - 2021-02-11
4. Honden of Kasuga-Taisha shrine, Nara. National Treasure. Late Edo period (19C). In contrast to Buddhist temple,… https://t.co/MqymaRzASj
Travel Japanese App @traveljpapp - 2021-02-09
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Japan Embassy Canada @JapaninCanada - 2021-02-06
Japan Photo Journal: Lantern festival held away from public at Kasuga Taisha shrine
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The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) @themainichi - 2021-02-06
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The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) @themainichi - 2021-02-06
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The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) @themainichi - 2021-02-05
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☀Wendy Tokunaga☀ @Wendy_Tokunaga - 2021-02-05
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Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2021-02-02
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Curated Postcard @curatedpostcard - 2021-01-29
🏮 Moss-covered stone lantern at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
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