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Kasuga-Taisha Shrine

Travel Guide - Kasuga-Taisha Shrine


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


  • 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


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
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Gilang Putri Suryani @egieputri - 2020-01-01
many people go to the shrine on new year eve and I did it twice on 2013 in Kasuga-Taisha, Nara and 2015 in Asakusa, Tokyo
Chirasree Banerjee @travelrealize - 2019-11-24
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Musafir @MayurDG - 2019-11-23
@ShamikaRavi Please visit Nara. Not far from Kyoto. Kasuga Taisha shrine there is nice, also Todaiji temple which h… https://t.co/cmmvAJeQbt
Japan House London @japanhouseldn - 2019-11-15
Join the last in the series of #Nara season events at Japan House London and explore the relationship between calli… https://t.co/fZMwLUJueD
SnepshotStudios @snepshots - 2019-11-10
The twelveth set of photos from my #TravelCat trip to #Japan a few weeks ago.

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Traci Chee @tracichee - 2019-10-30
Kasuga Taisha. Nara, Japan.

1) These sika deer are considered sacred, messengers of the gods. Many have learned to… https://t.co/7XE6FdkN69
Dr Amna Alobeidli @Amna_ob - 2019-10-25
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
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Rodel Albert @rodelalbert - 2019-10-15
A deity enshrined in Kasuga Taisha Shrine is said to have ridden to Nara upon a mystical white deer from Kashima Sh… https://t.co/y6QDd8mwPZ
Inu Big in 🗾 @InuTsume - 2019-10-11
Drew a 'Great Good Fortune' at Nara's Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Could not resist that cute deer statue! 🦌♥️
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Spooky Stem 🎃🌿 @StemmyBotanist - 2019-10-05
Combining some @inktober and @cysketch prompts, days 1-4: Ring & Overgrown Ruins (a fairy ring!), Ancient Tree, Dee… https://t.co/ZZ4zSXBadl
Abarai Rj @chaxelos - 2019-09-27
Kasuga-Taisha, also known as the 'Lantern Shrine' 🏮⛩ we came all the way from Osaka🚂 to Nara 🦌 just to see this pl… https://t.co/AFCyr92kj4
Abarai Rj @chaxelos - 2019-09-27
Visited Kasuga Taisha in Nara where the famous lantern 🏮 Shrine ⛩is located. We tried our luck with the gachapon… https://t.co/t0S2O9rgQ9
Jack Chen @KBBQDotA - 2019-09-26
And I can only assume many shrines are like the kasuga taisha shrine and this whole section of Nara like the shiga… https://t.co/a1y1SzSQfP
猫山つつじ @M29OX2YFKE8535a - 2019-08-30
@AwwwwCats The deer may be a relative of the divine deers of Kasuga Taisha Shrine.🦌⛩️
I hope the cats will have goo… https://t.co/FlwojOpfAQ
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.
God who ha… https://t.co/PDJeekMgmJ
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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風間和夫 @kazama68310319 - 2019-07-18
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