Kasuga Taisha 春日大社

Do not take the deer for lanterns!

West of Nara Park and Kofukuji and close to Todaiji Temple and Wakakusayama, Kasuga Taisha and the nearby Kasugayama Primeval Forest are designated as a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81 (0)74 227 2114.
  • Timetable

    Kasuga Taisha is east of Kofukuji and the Nara National Museum in Nara Park and a short walk south east from the Nigatsudo and Sangatsudo halls of Todaiji.Kasuga Taisha is a 30 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station and around a 45 minute walk from JR Nara Station.
  • Price

    500 yen for the main shrine. Entrance fee to the botanical garden: 500 yen for adults and 250 yen for children.
  • Access

    April - September 6 am-6 pm; October - March: 6.30 am-5 pm; Main Sanctuary 8 am-4 pm; Homotsuden Treasure House & Shinen Manyo Botanical Garden 9 am-5 pm

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