Mt. Wakakusa

Mt. Wakakusa is one of the best places to go in Nara Prefecture, Japan.  Here're guides for access, map, spots nearby, reviews and photos of Mt. Wakakusa posted by Japanese travelers who have actually been there.[last modified: ]

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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.

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.


Wakakusa-yama Yaki And Fireworks

Wakakusa-yama Yaki is held on forth Saturday of January every year. Yama-yaki (mountain burning) and fireworks don't start at the same time, but both of them are worth seeing so much. You should go next year!