Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Festivals & Events

Some 3,000 lanterns glowing with light: Chugen Mantoro Festival/Kasuga Grand Shrine

August 14 -15, every year

In this festival, some 3,000 lanterns on the grounds of the Kasuga Grand Shrine that have been donated by members of the aristocracy, warrior class, and general public between 800 years ago and the present day are lit up. The event is held only on the nights of Setsubun (the last day of winter) in February and on the nights of August 14 and 15. With stone lanterns lined up in an orderly fashion from the Ninotorii Shrine Gate to near the Main Shrine, as well as hanging lanterns lining vermillion-lacquered corridors, the mystical sight of the glowing lanterns is like a scene from a dynastic picture scroll.

Basic Information

Address 160 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212
Access 8 minutes by bus from JR Nara and Kintetsu Nara Stations. Immediately in front of the last stop on the bus to "Kasuga Taisha Honden." Alternatively, 8 minutes on the city loop bus. Walk ten minutes from "Kasuga Taisha Omotesando" bus stop.
Inquiries +81-742-22-7788
Website Kasuga Grand Shrine Official Websitewww.kasugataisha.or.jp/


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Yoshiki-en Garden

60-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara 630-8213

Japanese restaurant Washoku Kikusui

1130 Takabatake-cho, Nara City

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art

10-6 Noborioji-cho, Nara 630-8213

Tengyokudoh Kintetsu Nara Ekiten


Nearby Accommodation

Noborioji Hotel Nara

40-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara-city, Nara



Hotel Obana

〒630-8301 奈良市高畑町1110