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Wakakusa Hill, Nara

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Surround yourself in evergreen scenery and immerse yourself in nature at Wakakusa Hill. 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wakakusa Hill by using our Nara itinerary planner.
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  • On the Rails were crowding into bottom was like uniting a little bit before I went, so half of the mountain is black I also deer had been mowed clean mountain
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  • The mountain of Mount wakakusa. I thought I can't miss this opportunity because I had never seen done on that day went to NARA, in possessing this mystical rituals to worship. Uniting first saw from far away, flame grow was as the time to be drawn to nature at the foot of Mount wakakusa was coming. In fact, mountain fire in felt and look and feel really fantastic in the end up burning the plague year of ritual. Because there was no wish from the old feeling is happiness, joy can grow new shoots, to grow?
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  • This year was held in the 1/28. Woah Fireworks this year, too, in nearby and is really good. From the deer design Fireworks, there were "cute ~" and could speak. Also I would like to go more green time.
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