Mount Wakakusa

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  • Address: Nara, Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 150 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Hill, Observation Deck, Picnic Spot, Nature

Mount Wakakusa - Review

Mount Wakakusa aka Mount Wakakusayama is a hillock located behind Nara Park. The hillock is about 350 meters tall and offers unobstructed views of Nara city. However, tourists are allowed to climb Mount Wakakusayama only in spring and fall. This is done so as to protect the native grasses. During spring, the slopes of the hill which are lined with cherry trees come alive with cherry blossoms. A trek up the hill takes around 30 minutes. On the fourth Saturday of January, Mount Wakakusayama's slopes are burned during the spectacular Wakakusa Yamayaki festival.

How To reach Mount Wakakusa by Public Transport

  • Todaiji Daibutsuden bus stop
  • Kintetsu Nara Station

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  • Carrying snacks with you is recommended.

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  • Mount Wakakusa Address: Nara, Japan
  • Mount Wakakusa Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Mount Wakakusa Price: 150 JPY
  • Time required to visit Mount Wakakusa: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Wakakusa

  • 11.1% of people who visit Nara include Mount Wakakusa in their plan

  • 43.7% of people start their Mount Wakakusa visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Mount Wakakusa

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

71.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Wakakusa

People normally club together Kofuku Ji and Nara Park while planning their visit to Mount Wakakusa.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Mount Wakakusa, Nara Reviews

  • You have to pay about 300 yen to walk up the steep path, which I understand as a use tax. The hike was pleasant and most people would find it strenuous. There were many deer on the way and a shaved ice stand in the middle park. There is the area at the top of mount wakakusa that you can drive to and then another park or clearing that you can only walk to. The views at both were great. We walked back down the longer way that is near the road but separate.

  • Great views from the top. Takes about 40 mins up and 20 down with an easy climb due to all the stairs. About halfway you can buy refreshments and enjoy the view from a number of benches.

  • Very beautiful view and not too difficult of a climb. Highly recommend it.

  • Good view @ the top. Worth the effort.

  • Great view, around 40 minutes to the top with plenty of places to rest on the way.

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