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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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  • It has been a bit since I visited so I cannot speak to the walking trail being closed -- I do know that when I went the gate and the "toll booth" did not open until 0900 so... not possible for a sunri...  more »
  • If you go up to the third weight by car, you can see nara. Of course, you can climb from the first round, but please go there on a nice day. It is wonderful at sunset.
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