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Chugen Mantoro

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Chugen Mantoro

The 3,000 lanterns within the precincts have been donated by regular citizens, including Fujiwara, over the last 800 years. The images of the lanterns reflecting off the Mitarashigawa river running alongside the walkway create a dazzling fantasy world and the shrine is visited by worshippers. The lanterns are lit twice a year including Setsubun Mantoro (February 3).
Date(s) August 14th to 15th
Address Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara City
Access Accessible from the last stop on the Kasuga Taisha Honden route, which can be reached from Nara Station on the JR or Kintetsu Line (eight minutes bus ride). Alternatively, 10 minutes walk from Kasuga Taisha Omote Sando bus stop, which can be reached from Nara Station on the JR or Kintetsu Line by municipal circulation bus (eight minutes bus ride).

Chugen Mantoro Neighborhood map

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