Places to visit
Whenever you arrive Nara Park, the grass-covered mountain and landscape of Mt. Wakakusa will catch your attention.
Mt. Wakakusa consists of three hills and is 342 meters high.
The mountain has a total area of 33 hectares, is covered with grasses and at is peak is the Uguisuzuka Tomb, an historical site that was constructed around the fifth century. In January, you should not miss Mt. Wakakusa Yamayaki, a fire festival to burn off the grasslands of the mountain at night.
There are two entrances to Mt. Wakakusa, the South Gate and North Gate.
These gates are located about 300 meters apart. Please make sure to specify the site of the gate clearly when you arrange to meet with someone.
◆Climbing Season: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from the third Saturday in March to the second Sunday in December
For the climbing season of this year, please visit the Nara Park (Mt. Wakakusa) website へ
|Adult (Junior-high school student or older)||Child (3 years old or older)|
|Fee||150 yen||80 yen|
|Group Discount (30 people or more)||120yen||60yen|
- Nara Park Office
543 Shibatsuji-cho, Nara City 630-8114
- (To the base of the mountain)
Nara Kotsu Bus (City Loop Line) from both JR Nara Station and Kintetsu-Nara station
About 15 minutes walk from ‘Todaiji Daibutsuden Kasugataisha-mae’ or ‘Kasuga Taisha Omotesando’ bus stop.
About 30 minutes walk from Kintetsu-Nara station
(To the summit)
A 5 minute walk from Mt. Wakakusa parking lot (free of charge) after taking the Mt. Wakakusa / Nara Okuyama Driveway toll road.