Kasuga Taisha Shrine

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Japanese script: 春日大社
Area: Nara
Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara [map]
Phone: 0742-22-7788 0742-22-7788
Access: 2.7 km from Nara Station Nara Line (D21)Yamatoji Line (Q36)
Hours: 6am - 6pm (April - September), 6:30am - 5pm (October - March)
Admission: Adults: ¥500
Website: http://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/

Kasuga Taisha is a shrine within Nara Park that was established in the year 768 during the Heian Period of Japanese history, when Nara was the capital.

The shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

General admission to the shrine is free, but various parts have admission fees – of ¥500 each. Specifically, the area in front of the main sanctuary, the Kasugataisha Museum and the Man’yo Botanical Garden.