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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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  •  Wakakusa mountain, looking up from the bottom mountain trail will remain, says little more than 342 m in the 枯芝 mountains. Mountains are three hills, she often called Mikasa-Yama. Rather cold in taste is a drab little mountain.
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  • I went for the first time while living in Nara. Through the toll road at sunset in the evening and went by car to the Observatory at the top. Impressed with the sunset views of Nara City, sinking to Mt. Nijo-San. There are also many deer NARA atmosphere and group of Chinese wedding dress in the photo session was.
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  •  Struggled, struggled, climbed to the top, but are effortlessly and lightly dressed men and women why. It's people, have climbed in the Nara Okuyama drivewire. It has great views overlooking the city of Nara, sunny day. It's down though, I usually open your mouth and look up at the big Buddha. It overlooks the Fireworks with similar experience.
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