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Wakakusa Hill

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Address: Nara, Nara Prefecture
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Great views and deer to feed

The hill walk was longer than I imagined but well worth the trip (maybe about 45-60 mins round trip). There are a few different lookouts along the way with excellent views over... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
ellyshort
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The hill walk was longer than I imagined but well worth the trip (maybe about 45-60 mins round trip). There are a few different lookouts along the way with excellent views over Nara and we found some deer to feed at the top. Apart from some of the first section, it's mostly in the sun so take some water if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wakakusa Hill is the grass covered mountain behind Nara Park, located between Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine. The mountain is about 350 meters tall and affords unobstructed views over Nara City. You can climb the hill all year round except during winter - a small entrance fee is charged.

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Thank KarolaRS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you're looking for good views, then I definitely recommend climbing up this set of two hills. It's a relatively easy climb, and the views at the top are very rewarding. There are even usually some deer at the top to ensure that your Nara experience is never without deer!

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Thank Daniel T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

we start and preparing water for between the walking trip. The way to go to the top are nice please check weather before you go. (my day is sunny it's very nice) for me i'm not a sport people but my partner are maraton guys he 's not tired. we go slowly and enjoy by the side it's have about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I did the climb on foot. It wasn't the easiest walk, but the vast views are very rewarding. Great place to get away from all the tourists and enjoy silence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Great location to view the city and to get a good workout at the same time. the steps to the first summit are strenuous, but no so much so that they are a hindrance to anyone wanting to climb them. There was a group of primary school children climbing them at the same time. The last bit is a dirt... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I would absolutely recommend this to those that are okay with hiking up a bit of steep stairs. It was a bit of a workout, but I loved it! The view from even just the first hill was breathtaking, and the experience was definitely worth the 150 yen entrance fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We made it up to the foothill (560 meters) from the south trail (if I remember correctly) and went down the north trail. The south trail was more scenic, but we would recommend going up/down each way. The views of the temple and city were great!!! We did not continue up the top because we were pretty tired (I think... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We wennt up the little hill on a sunny day having Sakura in our view. It was a little walk up to around 340 m above sea level. You are only going on stairs, so I don't think it would be good for children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Didn't really make it all the way up as it was raining however the park leading up to the Hill is nice and not many people. There are deers everywhere and they get aggressive if you have food and don't give it to them.

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