“Built in 768 AD, Kasuga Grand Shrine (春日大社) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara that has been rebuilt several times over the centuries. It is the shrine of the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine. The architectural style Kasuga-zukuri takes its name from Kasuga Shrine’s honden (sanctuary).
Kasuga Shrine, and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest near it, are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the “”Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara””.
The path to Kasuga Shrine passes through Deer Park. At the Deer Park, deers roam about freely and are believed to be sacred messengers of the Shinto gods that inhabit the shrine and surrounding mountainous terrain. The Man’yo Botanical Garden is adjacent to the shrine.
If you have decided to visit the Deer Park, add the Kasuga Taisha Shrine into your To-Do list!”