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Wakakusayama (Mount Wakakusa)

Mount WakakusaMap around Nara ParkWakakusayama (Mount Wakakusa) is a mountain located to the east of Todaiji temple.
The old name is Mikasayama (Mount Mikasa).

The height is 342 meters, and the peak is located only about 1 km east of the temple grounds of Todaiji.
The mountain is very gentle, and it is like a hill.
The area of the mountain covers 33 hectare, and the whole area is covered with grass.
The grass burning event held in late January is very famous.

The observatory on the top of the mountain is a nice vantage point.
Especially, the night scene is very popular.
Around the top, there is Uguisuzuka ancient burial mound.
A toll road leads to there from around Shosoin. (But no route bus is operated.)

Of course, a few climbing trails are set up. But we must pay 150 yen as entrance fee.
And the trails are opened only from mid-March to mid-June and from mid-September to mid-November.
Additionally, they are closed in the evening, so we cannot go to see the night scene on foot.

How to get to here

By car

To the observatory, about 10 minutes from around Todaiji.

On foot

To the observatory, about 1 hour (about 3 km).




Wakakusayama
Photo by (c)Fuku.St
Wakakusayama Wakakusayama in the evening

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