Kasuga Taisha, Nara

Date: 28th March 2016

Most visitors would have gone to Kasuga Taisha after visiting Todaiji. Coming from Shin-Yakushiji, it was a 1km walk or so to Kasuga Taisha. It seemed a little bit like a back entrance. Kasuga Primeval Forest in the list of places to visit next time – I wonder if the entrance is somewhere along here.

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The less used approach to the shrine
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The shrine is adorned with various types of lanterns.
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Stone lanterns, the striking red shrine is there!
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First sign of sakura
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First sighting of the famed deer in Nara
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Magnificent

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Bronze lanterns

Though you can only see the lanterns lit-up twice a year (February & August), there is a dark room which allows you to experience the lit-up lanterns. It was full of people, so picture-taking was difficult if you do not want to obstruct the path.

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Lit up lanterns in the dark room

 

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Author: Jennifer

Hi! I am Jennifer. I enjoy planning my own travels and love traveling in Japan - for the history, nature, temples, and the food! Read more for travel guides of places I have visited.

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