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Kasuga Grand Shrine

4.5/5
888 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    Other Places of Worship
Liked by 13
Open Open from 1/1-2/28,7:00am-5:00pm;Open from 3/1-10/31,6:30am-5:30pm;Open from 11/1-12/31,7:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture
Phone: +81-742-227788

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Lovely place. Main building under construction tho...

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Introduction

A local Shinto shrine, Kasuga Grand Shrine has a history of thousands of years and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was founded by the powerful Fujiwara family and is dedicated to four guardian spirits of the Fujiwara family. It is now an important place of worship in Japan. White deer are said to be the messengers of gods, of which this site has many. Visitors here can walk among the deer along the Kasuga Grand Shrine omotesando and immerse themselves in the nature of the surrounding ancient trees.
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