Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nara, the former capital that is located roughly 45 kilometers from Kyoto.
It is one of the most famous shrines in Japan.
It was established in 768 AD and has been rebuilt several times over the centuries.
It is the shrine of the legendary Fujiwara family is well known for its many bronze lanterns.
The Shrine is located in Nara Park, a short ride from the Nara Museum and the center of Nara proper.
6:30 to 17:30 (7:00 to 16:30 from November through March)
500 yen to enter the inner area