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Kasuga Shrine, Nara: 12 reviews and 32 photos

Kasuga Taisha: thousands of lanterns
its also a UNESCO World Heritage

these districts full of lanterns are dating back to the 8th century and each and every lantern was a donation by worshipers. Kasuga Taisha is an important Shinto shrine in Nara, and it is dedicated to the god protecting the city of Nara. Twice every year, once in February and once in August all of these lanterns are lit in a lantern-festival and that is of course the best time to go there for tourists. I came in March and unfortunately it was raining a lot, the day before it was snowing a bit in this part of Japan.

Directions: Kasuga Taisha is located in the west of Mikasa-yama and Kasuga-yama.
Phone: +81 742-22-7788
Website: http://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 28, 2010
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