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Mount Wakakusa-yama (Mikasa-yama)

Travel Guide - Mount Wakakusa-yama (Mikasa-yama)

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Mount Wakakusa-yama is also called "Mikasa-yama" (Three-shade mountain) since the mountain looks like three round-shape shades are piled up. Like Nara Park, there are many wild deers walking here.
The 342 meters high mountain is coverd with grass which is burnt every year on the night of 4th Saturday of January by fires lighted here and there at its foot. It is called "Yamayaki", which means burning of dead grass on mountain slopes. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Nara Basin from the top of the mountain.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00

ClosedClosed

  • The following day of the 2nd Sunday of December - the previous day of the 3rd Saturday of March

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 150 yen (General, Adult)
  • 80 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 7 minutes from Kintetsu Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line by the bus bound for Kasuga-taisha-honden. Get off at the last stop, then walk 5 minutes.
  • 30 minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 157, Kasuganocho Wakakusa, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8212

TweetsTweets

Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-04-20
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
illya razif @geminills - 2019-04-13
A bit of a hike today #narapark #deerseverywhere #mountwakakusayama @ Mount Wakakusa https://t.co/1cHPvL1BUs
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-04-09
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-03-28
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-03-17
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Ramses Cabello @RamsesCabello - 2019-03-15
Such a nice walk up to Wakakusa Mount in #Nara. Totally recommended. https://t.co/rnGj3iLbO3
Beatriz Esquivel @khio15 - 2019-03-13
«It might be the moon that shone
above Mount Mikasa in Nara
that I see in this faraway land
when now I look
acr… https://t.co/6jkhCbKg2N
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-03-06
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
NIRV▲N▲ @IAmMalcolmS - 2019-03-02
@KoneLives 🙃 you must be joking - the mount a time me hear mikasa bawl out EREEEEEN 😩 currently at season 3 so it’s not much longer now 🤣
James Wan Yew Kean @wanyewkean - 2019-03-01
#tbt #throwback to the views of Nara-shi and Todaiji from Mount. Wakakusa.
#throwbackthursday #mountwakakusa #若草山… https://t.co/IQeYF6ZpnO
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-02-23
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-02-12
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-02-01
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
American Express GBT @amexgbt - 2019-01-29
This past Saturday was Wakakausa Yamakyaki, an annual ceremony in #Japan that sets Mount Wakakusayama ablaze after… https://t.co/PgVGJIyBOB
The Plantain that was Promised @DVD_RAM - 2019-01-27
Yesterday was pretty fun too.
Went to visit Mount Wakakusa for the Yamayaki festival.
Basically, the monks here car… https://t.co/8maiLKysNE
The Plantain that was Promised @DVD_RAM - 2019-01-27
Yesterday was pretty fun too.
Went to visit Mount Wakakusa for the Yamayaki festival.
Basically, the monks here car… https://t.co/8maiLKysNE
DENSO Aftermarket UK @densopartsUK - 2019-01-25
The historic Yamayaki festival will take place this weekend, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa in our home country - J… https://t.co/s1CZFWKYZS
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-01-21
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Audio Tourist @AudioTouristLtd - 2019-01-14
On the fourth Saturday of each January, the grass of Mount Wakakusa is burned in an annual festival known as Yamaya… https://t.co/JTKscsYW5t
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-01-10
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2018-12-30
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
AndOREAH Fabellini @haerone - 2018-12-25
Popular on 500px : Sunset in Nara by guilhem22 dramatic sky,dusk,sunset,sun,sunrise,dawn,twilight,sunbeam,silhouett… https://t.co/3p6C9aGwfy
NaraWellnessTourism @NaraWellness - 2018-12-23
Wake up early in the morning during the winter time, in Nara . Sometimes you come across this kind of chance.. clim… https://t.co/5Q8HKvlplj
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2018-12-18
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
Kaneki @MojoSooDopee - 2018-12-07
My Mount Rushmore of anime girls is as follows: Zero Two, Mikasa, Asuna and Akame.

Honorable mention: Ais Wallenstein
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2018-12-07
Abe no Nakamaro

When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
PekoPeko! TV @PekoPekoTV - 2018-12-02
At the top of Mt.Wakakusa by #dusk after a long and busy day in #nara 🌃🍂🦌
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#japan #kansai #narapark #deer… https://t.co/2EYsnvauqS
PekoPeko! TV @PekoPekoTV - 2018-12-02
At the top of Mt.Wakakusa by #dusk after a long and busy day in #nara 🌃🍂🦌
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#japan #kansai #narapark #deer… https://t.co/MISjUC6uZp
PekoPeko! TV @PekoPekoTV - 2018-12-02
At the top of Mt.Wakakusa by #dusk after a long and busy day in #nara 🌃🍂🦌
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#japan #kansai #narapark #deer… https://t.co/r46Z9ClClR
PekoPeko! TV @PekoPekoTV - 2018-12-02
At the top of Mt.Wakakusa just in time for #sunset after a long and busy day in #nara 🌄🍂🦌
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#japan #kansai… https://t.co/CoWpxsnsUV

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