After seeing Nigatsu-do Hall, we planned on seeing Kasuga-Taisha next. Along the way, we got to see Mount Wakakusayama. It is a grass-covered mountain located behind Nara Park. We decided not to climb up the mountain but rather just enjoy it from afar.
After walking for what seemed like forever, we finally reached Kasuga-Taisha. The free area of the shrine was pretty small and gets packed easily. There is also a paid inner area but we decided not to see it. Kasuga-Taisha is most famous for its lanterns which were donated by worshippers.
Kasuga Taisha (春日大社) is Nara‘s most celebrated shrine. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city. Kasuga Taisha was also the tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara, Japan’s most powerful family clan during most of the Nara and Heian Periods. –Japan Guide