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Mount Wakakusa わかくさやま

Mount Wakakusa わかくさやま

The summit of Mount Wakakusa presents a distinctly Nara-like view that includes Todai-ji Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, and others. One of the mountain's most famous events is the once yearly "yama yaki," or prescribed burning of part of the mountainside brush.

Basic Information

Address 469 Zoshi-cho, Nara
Access JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station: 12 minute walk from "Daibutsu-den Kasuga Taisha-mae" bus stop on the city loop bus.
Inquiries Tel: +81-742-22-0375
Website Mount Wakakusahttp://www.pref.nara.jp/dd_aspx_menuid-6553.htm

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Adults: 150 yen
University Students: 150 yen
High School Students: 150 yen
Middle School Students: 150 yen
Elementary School Students: 80 yen
Price (Group) Adults: 120 yen
University Students: 120 yen
High School Students: 120 yen
Middle School Students: 120 yen
Elementary School Students: 60 yen

Group prices apply to groups of 30 or more.
Discount for Disabled Visitors Free entry (for the visitors with disabilities and one guardian/companion) upon presentation of Nara citizens with disabilities booklet, rehabilitation booklet, or mental disability health & welfare booklet.
Other Mountain Access Days/Spring Period: March 19 - December 11, 2011
Hours of Operation 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Excluding special mountain access periods)


Events Mount Wakakusa Yama-yaki Prescribed Burn: 4th Saturday in January


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Kasugataisha Shrine

160 Kasugano-cho, Nara City 630-8212

Former Daijo-in Temple Garden(Daijo-in Temple Garden Heritage Center)

1083-1 Takabatake-cho, Nara City

Yoshiki-en Garden

60-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara 630-8213

Tengyokudoh JR Nara Ekiten

1-1 Sanjyohonmati,Nara-shi,Nara

Nearby Accommodation



Hotel Obana

〒630-8301 奈良市高畑町1110

Noborioji Hotel Nara

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


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