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Mt. Wakakusa

Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Great Experience

Easy hike for any age group in exchange for a brilliant view on 3 different peaks. Hike takes about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eugene K
via mobile
Beautiful, quaint, not touristy

Its good for those who enjoy a peaceful afternoon. Scenery is stunning even if you just walk around... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
huileng s
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“easy hike” (5 reviews)
“kasuga shrine” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy hike for any age group in exchange for a brilliant view on 3 different peaks. Hike takes about 2-3h if many stops are taken. Worth it.

Thank Eugene K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Its good for those who enjoy a peaceful afternoon. Scenery is stunning even if you just walk around the base of the hill. You can explore those little old shops there too.

Thank huileng s
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We went to see the mountain burning festival in late January. There were lots of people but the foot of the hill was spacious enough for everyone to get a good view. They had fireworks with background music for at least 20 mins before the...More

1  Thank halconnen
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

A must for travellers. It's an easy hike going to the top. Great view of the city. Make sure you wear your walking shoes. Great a little peace and quote from the busy shopping district.

Thank Arnold C
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I recall climbing this hill 25 years ago, on my first visit to Nara, when it made an impression on me of tranquility, being alone with the deer, far from the temple crowds. One of the foot paths is closed, but you can still reach...More

1  Thank brienanni
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Cheap entrance fee cost me only 150yen and the view is amazing. On the way up, u will find a large grassy field before u reach the top of the mountain. It is a wonderful spot to see the sunset. A must go destination for...More

Thank Benjamin L
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We started going up the slope after paying 150 yen of entrance fee. Then we took the steps right next to the toilet and went all the way up the 3rd hilltop and the summit. It was tiring but an easy hike. By the time...More

Thank DT8272
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

While taking the path between Kasuga Taisha and Toda-ji you will pass by the lower slopes of Mount Wakakusa, and if you like you can climb the 350 m hill for a small entrance fee. The name of the hill means "Small Grass" and if...More

Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The hike up on the hill took about 15-20 minutes and it's worth it. The summit is very quiet and good spot to relax, have lunch and take some nice pictures. Small entrance fees of 150 yen. There is a shop selling cold drinks at...More

1  Thank Reen M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Came here spontaneously after we discovered we can hike here, we were pleasantly surprised! Ambience: 4.5/5 Cleanliness: 4.5/5 Physical Ease: 4/5 Fun: 4.5/5 Value for Money: 5/5 The Good: Easy hike up, we managed to do it within 30 mins, coming down was around 20...More

2  Thank S102OOdaniell
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Peerapong P
31 May 2017|
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Response from Alexandre R | Reviewed this property |
The mount wakakusa is composed of 3 hill. If you use the regular entrance (150yen), from the bottom to the first hill, you are using stairs. It took approximately 10/15min. To reach the 2nd and 3rd hill, no more stairs but... More
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23 March 2015|
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Response from Colin T |
yes - it was 150 yen - it was worth it for the view
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