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  • Address: Nara Park, Japan
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. April to September, 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. October to March
  • Admission: Free (outer area), 500 yen (inner area)

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Kasuga Shrine Tours

Located in the city of Nara, a day trip’s distance from Osaka, the Kasuga Shrine dates back to the year 768, when its construction was ordered by Emperor Shotoku. In the centuries since, it has been rebuilt several times. 

This celebrated Nara shrine is most famous for the series of giant stone lanterns that line the paths toward its entrance. They are lit twice each year during the biannual lantern festivals in early spring and early autumn. Hundreds more bronze lanterns, many donated by temple worshippers, hang within the buildings of the complex. 
 
The Shinto shrine complex is part of the UNESCO-listed Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, and the path leading up to it winds through Nara Park, where it’s sometimes possible to spot deer roaming freely.

Practical Info

Kasuga Shrine is located on the eastern end of Nara Park, about 30 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station. You can also catch a bus from JR Nara Station.

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Private Kyoto and Nara Tour with a Professional Photographer, Kyoto, null
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Private Kyoto and Nara Tour with a Professional Photographer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Tour begins at the incredible Fushimi Inari Shrine, then we will go south to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple and also we will see the world’s largest Buddha ...  Read more

Location: Nara, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $832.27
Full-Day Kyoto Tour Including Amanohashidate from Kyoto, Kyoto, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Kyoto Tour Including Amanohashidate from Kyoto

Visit 3 beautiful places in Kyoto on this 11-hour tour! Your day will start at approximately 7:40am at Kyoto Avanti and you will be driven by coach to ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle, Osaka, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle

Nara City is the old capital city of Japan and the birthplace of Japanese Buddhism because of which a lot of Buddhist temple was built and many of them are now ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $763.39
Kyoto and Nara Tour and Photo Shoot, Kyoto, Custom Private Tours
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Kyoto and Nara Tour and Photo Shoot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Get ready for 12 full hours of incredible sites in two of Japan’s most ancient and revered cities! Be photographed by a professional photographer! This packed ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $591.70
3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Reviews

See the iconic highlights of Japan on a 3-day guided tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. Visit revered Mt Fuji, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial tram ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $587.54
Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo, Tokyo, Multi-day Rail Tours
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Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 152 Reviews

Leave Tokyo on the bullet train to visit the heritage-filled cities of Kyoto and Nara, staying overnight in Kyoto, on your choice of a guided 2-day or 3-day ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days or 3 days

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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Multi-day Rail Tours
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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 370 Reviews

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.79
Private Full Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, or Kyoto from Osaka, Osaka, Day Trips
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Private Full Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, or Kyoto from Osaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Enjoy a private 8 hour tour from Osaka in a private vehicle with your English/Chinese speaking driver. Visit Osaka, Kyoto and the Nara area. There are 2 ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $647.68
Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto, Kyoto, Private Day ... 
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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 171 Reviews

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.32
Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka, Osaka, Day Trips
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Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka

4.5 star rating: Recommended 202 Reviews

See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara in one day! This day trip from Osaka takes you on a morning tour of Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.62

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