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 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

Access / 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 / Location

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瑞津 凪乃 @mizutsu030 - 2021-09-16
I'm in the Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
There are not that many people.

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jade ♡ inuokko brainrot 💍🍙 @arminvincible - 2021-09-13
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Gallery Nucleus @gallerynucleus - 2021-09-02
Kasuga-taisha Shrine, Nara, Japan by #StudioGhibli Art Director: Yoichi Nishikawa (@YohIchi_N). His paintings will… https://t.co/0oPRlHPw1t
YoichiNishikawa/西川洋一 @YohIchi_N - 2021-09-01
The last peace of my 4th solo exhibition at @gallerynucleus starting Sept 4th.

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Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2021-08-23
First three photos are Kasuga Taisha, that is located at the foot of the sacred Mt. Mikasa in Nara, It was a Shinto… https://t.co/C7tMV3BEo9
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Day 10 - Picnic

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☁️☁️kagami @Kagamisj1 - 2021-07-19
Prayer road in ancient city Nara🦌🦌🦌
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Japan Inside @japaninsides - 2021-07-18
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Visit Japan From Canada @visitjapanca - 2021-07-02
The path to the World Heritage Kasuga Taisha Shrine ⛩️ leads through a deer park. Did you know the 🦌 deer roam free… https://t.co/EGTieCAHRT
Travel Japan @Travel21JPN - 2021-06-12
【Hatsumode New Year's visit Kasuga-taisha Shrine】
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Jinzaburo Zeniya 天上天下唯我独尊 @3GF416 - 2021-05-31
@TheFigen These deer are located near Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
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Jinzaburo Zeniya 天上天下唯我独尊 @3GF416 - 2021-05-31
@lzenlee @TheFigen Yes !!
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Laurey Galka @GalkaLaurey - 2021-05-14
📷 changingbodyculture: Deer at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara, one of the most famous and oldest in Japan https://t.co/HeSYFNQI0O
Camellia Tea Ceremony @camelliakyoto - 2021-04-20
Kasuga-taisha (春日大社) was established by the Fujiwara clan (藤原氏).
In 768 they invited Takemikazuchi (建御雷), their tut… https://t.co/0Ia36lugyc
CG of Japan Toronto @CGjapanTO - 2021-04-13
Kasuga Taisha is considered to be #Nara's grandest shrine & it's easy to see why! There are numerous deities enshri… https://t.co/QcC5iczhSB
🇹🇭ᥫᩣ亜季อากิ 🇯🇵狩猟中 @bwxakixshine - 2021-04-06
Today I visited Kasuga Taisha, the shrine where raised voice to pray across denominational lines during the COVID-1… https://t.co/IbiSOQUX7E
Dreams of Backpackers @amalam83 - 2021-03-26
📷 Kasuga Shrine, Nara City, Japan Kasuga Taisha is Nara’s most celebrated shrine. It was established at the same ti… https://t.co/6FGg0nvGSm
らい@茨城日米🇯🇵🇺🇸翻訳(Ibaraki Translation) @IbarakiNewsTra1 - 2021-03-20
One of his shrines Kasuga Taisha Shrine also enshrines not only him and his wife but also Takemikazuchi (the god of… https://t.co/YPzZXVSuy9
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2021-03-16
📷 Kasuga Taisha - Nara’s Lantern shrine

More info and photos
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Tanaka Sumie @tanaka_sumie - 2021-03-16
@shirobon Nara Park nice place to visit also can visit Kasuga-taisha shrine
Virtual Tourist @_VT2021_ - 2021-03-12
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T s u k i k o🇯🇵月 子🐉#StaySafe @mooncosmos - 2021-03-08
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Hiltrud Altit @imed314 - 2021-03-04
Nara, Japan 👹
Like Kyoto, Nara was once the Japanese capital. It’s jam-packed with historic temples, the most famou… https://t.co/lqUYnSI3ST
Mari ⚜️🎵 @melodiouspoetry - 2021-02-27
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Kasuga Taisha Shrine lights 1,000 lanterns, prays for fulfillment of wishes and end of pandemic – https://t.co/YeRgsuK1C0
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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
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4. Honden of Kasuga-Taisha shrine, Nara. National Treasure. Late Edo period (19C). In contrast to Buddhist temple,… https://t.co/MqymaRzASj