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Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara-Shi

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Contact: +81 742 22 7788
Open Hours: 7am-5pm daily.
Although the beginnings of the Fujiwara's family mid-8th century shrine are rather cloudy, it is plausible that after the capital was established at Nara that Fubito Fujiwara placed the deity in the shrine, likely to protect Kofuku-ji, the clan's temple. The roof of the shrine is in the signature Kasuga-style of architecture. Both the numerous stone lanterns lining the entrance and metal lanterns suspended from the bark roofs of the red lacquered buildings are characteristics of Kasuga.