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Kasuga-taisha Shrine

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  • Kasuga-taisha Shrine(World cultural heritage)

  • Kasuga-taisha Shrine
    • Kasuga Taisha Shrine was founded to protect the Heijo-kyo Capital and is the head shrine for about 3,000 Kasuga shrines all over Japan.
    • At the “Mantoro Festival”, about 2,000 stone lanterns along the path leading to the shrine and approx. 1,000 hanging lanterns in the main precinct are lit creating a solemn atmosphere.

wisteria trellis of Kasuga-taisha.

    The Wisteria trellis of Kasuga-taisha Shrine.

  • Kasuga Taisha is famous also for a wisteria trellis.
  • About 300 kinds of trees and plants are planted in the “Kasuga Taisha Shrine Sin'en Park”.
  • Since it is extended so that beautiful Fuji's ear of a flower rubs the sand of 1m or more hanging-down ground, this name sticks.
  • "Wisteria trellis garden " where 20 kinds and about 200 trees of Fuji are planted also in the south garden in a botanical garden was prepared.

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The autumnal leaves of Kasuga-taisha.

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    Access to Kasuga-taisha Shrine

  • [Address]
  •     160, Kasugano-cho, Nara-city, Nara Prefecture
  • [Access]
  •     Kintetu Railway : 25-minute walk from Nara Station
  •     Bus : 2-minute walk from Kasuga-taisha-honden-mae Bus Stop
  • [The link to a website]
  •     The website of "Kasuga-taisha Shrine" (japanese)

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