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rossadam
Williamstown, Australia133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Walked through the main entrance but can down a lovely gravel road through the forest. Good views of city. Lovely forest.
Written 12 July 2018
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Brian O
Boston, MA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
about 3km from the base and maybe 200-240 meters of vertical rise, and good panoramic view of Nara from the top. The hike through the preserved forest is on well maintained wide paths, with a couple nice rest stop gazebos along the way. At the top there are vending machines (at a 30% markup from the machines at the bottom of the hill).
Written 13 August 2013
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Francis M
Isle of Skye, UK98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There is a gravel track all the way to the top, takes maybe three quarters of an hour moderate walking pace, not strenuous. Decent view from the top.
Written 5 March 2020
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,360 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
The only way up here is by a road. For some reason the walking track was closed. Why? So many tourists mulling around the entrance puzzled at the logic behind this decision.
Written 2 March 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
On the 4th Saturday of January, there is a special celebration where the Mount Wakakusa is set on fire at the end of a long ceremony in several steps. Very interesting!
Written 9 February 2020
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eymwonder
Hong Kong, China179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
At the top of Mt Wakakusa, you will be able to see all of Nara at your feet. Many deer roam by, but the feeling is much more freer than the ones you might encounter in Nara Park. We drove up there and paid a small charge of 520 yen for access. On a fine day you can see the surrounding mountains. Very enjoyable visit.
Written 10 October 2019
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4Dsask24
Saskatoon, Canada192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Visiting Nara is a venture in the heavily populated. This is no reason to avoid the place, but the little slivers of tranquility are even more poignant when the vast majority of time is spent in the company of so many other individuals. Hiking up to Mt. Wakakusa is not a strenuous activity, nor is it very time consuming. Once at the top you will be greeted with a stellar view of the city as well as deer who are hopeful you've saved some deer crackers for the summit. Sitting on the benches or the grass with curious deer and beautiful views is not something to hurry on from. If you have the time to properly do the hike and revel in it's beauty then Mount Wakakusa will not disappoint you in the slightest.
Written 26 December 2018
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Eugene K
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Easy hike for any age group in exchange for a brilliant view on 3 different peaks. Hike takes about 2-3h if many stops are taken. Worth it.
Written 20 May 2018
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halconnen
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We went to see the mountain burning festival in late January. There were lots of people but the foot of the hill was spacious enough for everyone to get a good view. They had fireworks with background music for at least 20 mins before the burning as well so overall a very enjoyable experience.
Written 9 March 2018
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S102OOdaniell
Singapore, Singapore1,345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 mins, but the sights were just marvellous, and it's easily the best scenic views around the Nara
region.

The Bad: We had to pay Y150 for the ride up, I thought it was for free, but wells.. Still overall it was quite fun!

The Bottom Line: Worth the trip up, and worth coming again, at the right time, we would visit again when we revisit Kyoto!
Written 2 August 2017
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