Kasuga Taisha

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Kasuga Taisha is famous for its stone and bronze lanterns, which have been donated by its worshipers over the years. If you're able to time your trip right (Feb. 3rd or Aug. 14-15th), you can see all 3,000+ lanterns lit up. The lantern-lighting corresponds to seasonal transition festivals the tradition of which dates back at least 800 years.

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