After a good morning spent in Todaiji Temple and Deer Park we headed to Kasuga Taisha – also known as the Grand Shrine. It is probably the prettiest (and creepiest) shrine I have seen in Japan. There is something eerie about the place but I can’t quite put my finger on it. It exudes a different aura and very quiet. I love how there are so many different lanterns scattered all over the place (not sure though what they symbolize). A stroll through its grounds involves lots of walking on flights of stairs and stone grounds. It can be tiring but definitely worth it. Entrance to the shrine is free but there are some restricted areas that require admission to be paid. You can ride a bus from the Deer Park going to Kasuga Taisha.
For more information about Kasuga Taisha, you may visit this link: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/
This also marks the end of my Tokyo-Osaka, Japan travel diary. But as a door closes a window opens; which means a new travel diary will commence next week! I can't wait to share with you all the travel highlight of my year: San Francisco! This has always been on my dream destination list (Istanbul still remains at the top spot) and I am glad I was finally able to tick that off my list! Hope you are as excited as I am for this new destination.