Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Night Viewing Bus bound for Mt. Wakakusa

August 1 - September 27, 2020 *Twilight bus operates on August 22 & 29, Blackout date August 15

Nara Park (a.k.a. Deer Park) is known as a place where you can meet and greet deer in the daytime. However, there is also a great night view spot just behind the park, the grass-covered mountain 'Mount Wakakusa'. Between August 1 and September 27, 2020 (excl. August 15), a special shuttle bus operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from JR Nara Station and Kintetsu Nara Station to Mount Wakakusa. You can casually hop on without reservation. On August 22 and 29, a twilight bus operates for the first time this year, and you can enjoy sunset view as well.

Operation period:
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays, August 1 - September 27
(excl. August 15)
*Twilight bus operates on August 22 & 29


Route:
(Night view bus)
JR Nara Sta. Exit East Platform 4 (7:30 p.m.) - Kintetsu Nara Sta. Nara Kotsu Bus Platform 20 (7:35 p.m.) - Mount Wakakusa (8:00 p.m.) - enjoy view for approx. 30 min. - Kencho mae (8:53 p.m.) - Kintetsu Nara Sta. (8:55 p.m.) - JR Nara Sta. (9:00 p.m.)

(Twilight bus)
JR Nara Sta. Exit East Platform 4 (5:45 p.m.) - Kintetsu Nara Sta. Nara Kotsu Bus Platform 20 (5:50 p.m.) - Mount Wakakusa (6:15 p.m.) - enjoy view for approx. 60 min. - Kencho mae (7:38 p.m.) - Kintetsu Nara Sta. (7:40 p.m.) - JR Nara Sta. (7:45 p.m.)

Price:
Adults 600 yen, Children (up to elementary school children) 300 yen
*Please note that operation may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Basic Information

Address Mount Wakakusa
Access Bus Stops:
・JR Nara Sta. Exit East Platform 4
・Kintetsu Nara Sta. Nara Kotsu Bus Platform 20
Inquiries Nara Kotsu Bus 0742-20-3100
Website 奈良交通https://www.narakotsu.co.jp/rosen/rinji/2020summer_wakakusa-yakei.html
Notes

夕日スポットとしても人気の若草山山頂 Beautiful sunset from Mt. Wakakusa

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Area Information

Nearby Locations

UNAKIKU

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Nara Prefectural Museum of Art

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Ukimi-do Pavilion

Nara Park/Tobihino

Kasuga-cho, Nara

Nearby Accommodation

Noborioji Hotel Nara

40-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara-city, Nara

Daibutsukan

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Hotel Obana

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