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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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  • 位於東大寺和春日大社之間的若草山要180日元入内參觀。每年的開放時間是春和秋季,本應在參觀完東大寺往春日大社途中入內,但時間不夠充裕,只好在外拍照留念。 
  • If you calmly circled around the Nara Park you will definitely to this hill which is located almost in the middle of the Park and is also its highest point. From here you can get a nice overview on some temples. We are close to the Yakushi-ji and Kasuga shrine Shin-temples.
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  • NARA Park. I think it is closer to the Hill rather than mountains. Go up to the top and stretches and admire. The evening seems to be recommended. Aware that deer poop often falling just below that.
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