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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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  • PM2, 5 is nice on a sunny day, unlike Kyoto during midsummer twilight goodness. Rustic ancient capital NARA glitz of the Osaka plain from the Mt. ikoma, but feels light in ancient times of the heijo-Kyo was such atmosphere also makes me. If you have time Mt. wakakusa, try because the driveway was in primeval forest like no atmosphere on the other.
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  • 我是去看夜景的,下山時已經天黑,結果拿了手電筒還是找不太到下山的路,幸好友當地人指引(但從頭到尾只有一個人),我想日本人應該都從另個入口上山吧.  more »
  • 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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