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Mt. Wakakusa

Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Mt. Wakakusa

A must for travellers. It's an easy hike going to the top. Great view of the city. Make sure you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arnold C
via mobile
Splendid escape from the crowds

I recall climbing this hill 25 years ago, on my first visit to Nara, when it made an impression on... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Kita, Mali
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Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
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 palawandave
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

Thank Reen M
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
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Nice drive up, you have pay at toll booth. Car park at top and good to get out and walk, which is not too taxing. Well worth it though for the great views and vistas of the surrounding area, quite breathtaking. Well worth the detour.

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to climb and effort paying view of Nara and neighbouring hills. Bring your own water as there is no fountain on the hill.

Thank nstriken
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

There are 2 entrances(north and south) to reach Mount Wakakusa. I choose north (where i paid 150yen for entrance fees)to start and south to decend. The ascending(north) was very steep and tiring. But the decending (south)was an easy hike. I enjoy the hike very much.

1  Thank Tan P
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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|
Response from Colin T |
yes - it was 150 yen - it was worth it for the view