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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

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

(Honestly so proud of this fit bc I tailored the pants myself and it took 5 Y… https://t.co/YrvwJeGWvD
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.
they are messen… https://t.co/MOYnQT4aa6
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
WORLD HERITAGE KASUGA TAISHA SHRINE IN NARA JAPAN WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS 2019 - 4K 60FPS HDR https://t.co/p5tiMZhcsl https://t.co/KDhMXpgQig
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
Anya Lagrosa @MestisangPango - 2019-04-07
Visited the center of Shintoism, the Kasuga Taisha Shrine with over a thousand stone lanterns, where the deer of Na… https://t.co/mqJAvihKA4
Nika Bergant @nika_bergant - 2019-04-01
Final verdict: weeping sakura is the best sakura 🌸 #shidarezakura @ The Garden of Kasuga Taisha Shrine https://t.co/BHW30h3DP6
Anth @antheaPixel - 2019-03-24
I don't think I posted these 😯 I visited some Shinto shrines! The Grand Torii gate on Miyajima, Fushimi Inari Shrin… https://t.co/53huSdBF5D
Anth ➡️🇯🇵 @antheaPixel - 2019-03-24
I don't think I posted these 😯 I visited some Shinto shrines! The Grand Torii gate on Miyajima, Fushimi Inari Shrin… https://t.co/53huSdBF5D
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2019-03-16
Kasuga Taisha, located at the foot of the sacred Mt. Mikasa in Nara, is a Shinto shrine built in 768 to protect the… https://t.co/6K7pFapp9U
Geoff Wake 🇪🇺 @geoffwake1 - 2019-03-03
@knishi0829 It was a wonderful day. The Kasuga Taisha shrine was my highlight!
Now a glass of sake.
In November the… https://t.co/RFgkZoPIJa
夏目くうみ @coomi_natume - 2019-02-27
Japan's 'God's messenger'= 'Tsukawasime' 'Misaki' (Misaki)
Rat, deer, rabbit, snake, boar, fox, cow, monkey, horse,… https://t.co/u6TztCmsbY
Agregenpoche @Agregenpoche - 2019-02-22
Precious swords go on display at Kasuga Taisha shrine exhibition:https://t.co/7wNZ3T00pR
Agregenpoche @Agregenpoche - 2019-02-22
Precious swords go on display at Kasuga Taisha shrine exhibition:https://t.co/7wNZ3T00pR
Corey Noxon @ArchaeoJapan - 2019-02-22
Nara city: 23 precious swords, including 7 national treasures go on display until March 24th at Kasuga Taisha shrin… https://t.co/pOsLmoB6t4
Gaynor McCown ELS @GaynorMcCownELS - 2019-02-21
Shrine of love #somanyshrinessolittletime #mccownjapantrip2k19 @ The Garden of Kasuga Taisha Shrine — at The Garde… https://t.co/Bl8NP7BYaK
Prisma @ImperialJPNfan - 2019-01-26
On December 1, 2018, Princess Akiko dedicated rice at the monthly festival at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Prefectu… https://t.co/VWXc9IcpEq
Prisma @ImperialJPNfan - 2019-01-26
On December 1, 2018, Princess Akiko dedicated rice at the monthly festival at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Prefectu… https://t.co/ZSb9daVPtk
Prisma @ImperialJPNfan - 2019-01-26
Princess Akiko participated in some fun activities with local scouts on December 1, 2018 after she dedicated rice a… https://t.co/p4hlqj03rp
KC Meneses @iamkcgm - 2019-01-24
Kasuga-Taisha is famous for its lanterns, bronze lanterns hanging from the buildings and many stone lanters line as… https://t.co/ZPXHwLD9lj
Scalarius @FuzzySpiky - 2019-01-18
Visited the kasuga taisha shrine today and donated lots..

Bless me deer gods.. https://t.co/GefEVM1vbH
Janet Reese @bikeswimhike - 2019-01-11
So much to see at Nara, Japan - Lanterns, Deer, Gardens and Pagodas. Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Insuie... https://t.co/6mKj5Kme0r via @YouTube
Dinar Kukuh Prasetyo @dkprasetyo - 2018-12-21
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#autumn… https://t.co/JNqiquVJO0
Home Shopping Co., Ltd. @HomeShopping_JP - 2018-12-20
In Japanese shrines, we usually have TORO, the traditional lanterns made
of stone. This TORO is partly made of woo… https://t.co/PhZreob03g

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