Kasuga - Taisha

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  • Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8212, Japan
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-742227788
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Claimed to be one of the best Shinto shrines in Japan, the Kasuga Taisha or the Kasuga Grand Shrine was originally the royal shrine of the powerful Fujiwara family and was founded in the year 768. As per Shinto concepts of purity, the temple was torn down and rebuilt every 20 years in its original form until 1863. The shrine features vermilion coloured pillars and houses an astounding 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns. These lanterns were donated over the years by common people as tokens of faith and thankfulness. They are lit during Lantern festivals. Located a short walk from the Kasuga Shrine main complex is the Kasuga Taisha Shinen Manyo Botanical Garden. The garden displays about 250 kinds of plants. The shrine grounds also contain a Treasure House which displays the shrine's relics.

Entrance Ticket Details For Kasuga - Taisha

  • Inner area of Kasuga Taisha- ¥500
  • Botanical Garden- ¥500
  • Treasure House- ¥400

Kasuga - Taisha Hours

Kasuga – Taisha

  • April to September- 6 a.m to 6 p.m.
  • October to March- 6.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.

Botanical Garden

  • March to November- 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • December to February- 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays in the months from December to February.

Treasure House

  • 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

How to Reach Kasuga - Taisha

  • Kintetsu Nara Station
  • JR Nara Station
  • Kasuga Taisha Honden bus stop

  • Small eateries present within the temple premises.

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  • Kasuga - Taisha Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8212, Japan
  • Kasuga - Taisha Contact Number: +81-742227788
  • Kasuga - Taisha Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Kasuga - Taisha(preferred time): 06:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kasuga - Taisha: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 25.07% of people who visit Nara include Kasuga - Taisha in their plan

  • 40% of people start their Kasuga - Taisha visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kasuga - Taisha

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kasuga - Taisha

People normally club together Kofuku Ji and Nara Park while planning their visit to Kasuga - Taisha.

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