Mt. Wakakusa

Mt. Wakakusa is one of the best night view spots to see in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Mt. Wakakusa posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]

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Autumn Mt. Wakakusa Dyed With The Evening Glow

Top of Mt. Wakakusa commands the whole view of Nara Park and its city. From the late October, the leaves begin to turn their colors for autumn, and you can enjoy scenery becoming more and more beautiful. I took this picture in early November last year.

New Japan's Three Best Night Views, The Wide View From Mt. Wakakusa

From the top of Mt. Wakakusa, you can see the wide night view of Nara City. It's selected as one of the New Japan's Three Best Night Views.

World In The Evening Glow

Wakakusa Mountain is known as a sunset-viewing spot in Nara Prefecture. You can take pictures of deer's silhouette as a back ground of the setting sun.
Take bus from JR Nara Starion or Kintetsu Nara Station, to 'Todaiji Daibutsu-den, Kasuga Taisha Mae' or 'Kasuga Taisha Omote Sando', then walk 15 min. Or 30 min walk from Kintetsu Nara Station.