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Mt. Wakakusa, Nara

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#1 of 10 in Nature in Nara
Surround yourself in evergreen scenery and immerse yourself in nature at Mt. Wakakusa. Almost completely covered in grass, the 342 m (1,122 ft) high hill provides you with a peaceful atmosphere, perfect for a picnic while you enjoy views over the nearby town. As you follow man-made trails around the mountain, you will come across deer who call the local area home. Once a year, a festival in which locals burn the dead grass of the hill takes place, a tradition that supposedly originated in 1760. According to legend, it was the result of a boundary dispute between two temples. Take a look at our Nara trip itinerary planning tool to schedule your visit to Mt. Wakakusa and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I climb about 7 km for the 510 yen course of The Shinwakakusayama Course. It was Sunday, but the parking lot was also empty. If you stop the car and walk about 200m, it is the top of the mountain. Of course, there is also deer droppings, too.
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  • By all means, please go up the driveway, drive to the top of the mountain, look at Nara City, Nara Park, Todaiji Temple, and enjoy Nara. You can also see the sunset.
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