Kasuga Taisha from Nara is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, established in 768, only 58 years after Nara become the first capital of Japan. Kasuga Taisha is also the head shrine for all the 3000 Kasuga shrines spread all over Japan.
There are many interesting things to see here, but what caught my attention were the hundreds of bronze lanterns brought here by worshipers. This is the most beautiful lantern collection I have seen yet, a charming place and a paradise for taking photos…
Travel tip: The lanterns from Kasuga Taisha are lit in February, for the Setsubun and at the middle of August, for Obon. So, if you plan your visit in Japan during these periods, it will be worth to visit Nara…
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: