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Mt. Wakakusa

Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Drive, up walk and great views

Nice drive up, you have pay at toll booth. Car park at top and good to get out and walk, which is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Martin G
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UK
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Top hill with a view

Easy to climb and effort paying view of Nara and neighbouring hills. Bring your own water as there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nstriken
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Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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.

Thank Tan P
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit while you are at Touda-Ji, entrance is cheap and the views of Nara at the top are excellent. Great place to relax for a bit and get away from the crowds. There aren't many deer up there so you can catch your...More

Thank BoudewijnBrink
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Wakakusa Yama is located between Todaiji temple and Kasuga shrine. So, many tourists pass by this place, but as they don't have enough time, not many people come in. The entrance is really inexpensive. I strongly recommend you to enter and climb the hill. From...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Going up the hill is easy, it won't take too long and it is not a hard hiking where you reach the peak exhausted. It is made of 3 hill. Which of them offer a better view than the one before. 2 ways to go...More

Thank Alexandre R
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Wakarusa is about 15 minutes walk from Nara station. You can start the walk at either the North or South entrance, I would recommend the South because you have far more steps on the North side. It should take about 30 minutes to reach the...More

Thank gineer
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have been hiking to this place many times but it is the 1st time I have been there when the cherry blossoms were blooming. It is always enjoyable & well worth the small entrance fee.

Thank anonymousabc2016
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We took a ride by car from centre of Nara to Wakakusa Hill and then the small road back towards the park. You have to pay a fare to get their and on top of the hill you have to pay once more. As the...More

Thank thomasmQ711QN
Reviewed 15 December 2016

the sign said 342 metres - this is the height not the length of the track. There are 3 summits and the effort to get to the top was well worth it - the 360 degree views are great

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