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Wakakusa Hill, Nara
(4/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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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  • At large was not because I didn't have time during their relaxing good after. Students happily running around was. It was a pleasing feel.
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  • Space opened in Nara is the little mountain. It is a climb toward the top and good spread on NARA city views. Hart recommend spring or autumn as the season heat will become aggressive, so please note, children and women.
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  • At the foot of the mountain by a long fence, we have put in. 150 yen for adults, children 80 Yen admission fee to be taken. Was a sunny day, but wind strongly, resulting in better weather was just. Mount wakakusa front-back single, two heavy eye, three heavy eyes, so are there at the Summit. The single eye was views of enough physically. The season of the fresh green leaves. At the foot was doing an annual deer Rice cracker throwing competition every year. Buy big deer biscuits at 300 yen a throw. It was not strong and decent throws the headwinds from the mountain on this day and breaks easily. Frankly, it is too tombori.
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