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Mount Wakakusa-yama (Mikasa-yama)

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

InformationInformation

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

𝓴𝔂𝔁 @kychzchrisanne - 2019-10-14
mount wakakusa in nara, japan. i like nature soooo yeah. and i took the picture plus i luv reindeers they were such… https://t.co/LvtlHYRYgP
Xia Xia Lake @xiaxialake - 2019-09-24
📹 In summer, nature was at its most beautiful in the dark, on the nights when there was no moon and the fireflies d… https://t.co/8agEYuzfRX
Thomas McAuley @wakapoet - 2019-09-21
Beneath the heavens
Endlessly, my Lord
Shall you flourish!
Upon Mount Mikasa
Celebrating the gods…
#Nakazane… https://t.co/HZbxwXrEij
Thomas McAuley @wakapoet - 2019-09-21
Steeds in line,
Heading to Mount Mikasa,
The folk journeying
To pray beneath the heavens
Are messengers…
#Kanemasa… https://t.co/oqje9hlqv7
Thomas McAuley @wakapoet - 2019-09-21
Upon Mount Mikasa
Since ancient days of old
Beneath the heavens
Have folk trailed in celebration
As we do, indeed,… https://t.co/DJfv1poV37
AraleNorimaki ὅ⍛ὅ 則巻アラレ @obotthiman_kun - 2019-09-20
@spiraledamore Nara is also famous for Nara Park. It is located at the foot of Mount Wakakusa and over 1,200 wild d… https://t.co/6aL2zc8ISo
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-08-20
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?
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-08-09
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 - 2019-07-29
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 - 2019-07-18
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?
J Amour @J_Amour13 - 2019-07-10
Just posted a photo @ Mount Wakakusa https://t.co/x4cr18PgIl
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-07-06
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?
Max Caulfield 📎 @kweenmaxc - 2019-06-30
Lifting my gaze to
the broad expanse of the sky,
   I see the same moon
that once rose in Kasuga
over Mount Mikasa!… https://t.co/tahEi82hiQ
Xia Xia Lake @xiaxialake - 2019-06-28
'In the last week of the first month of every year, Mikasa, Mount Kasuga’s most beautiful peak, was torched in cele… https://t.co/fMzI5vQ0Le
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-06-25
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?
Megalist @Megalist - 2019-06-14
Nara Park is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa. Established in 1880 i… https://t.co/gSECGR48ra
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-06-14
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?
Deer_Bot @Deer_ebooks - 2019-06-10
Nara Park (奈良公園 Nara Kōen?) is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa, established in 1880
Anna Lystia P @annalyze24 - 2019-06-09
L for 'L'ystia for being 'L'ucky in her 'L'ife 😁#AnnaLPin2019 #annadinegeriorang #Wakakusayama @ Mount Wakakusa https://t.co/b3hSpoGcvs
Jonathan Lui @jonmlui - 2019-06-05
I like animals 🦌 @ Mount Wakakusa https://t.co/d8QzUG4ttf
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-06-03
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 - 2019-05-23
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?
EastAsiaPteLtd @EastAsiaPteLtd - 2019-05-17
Nara Park in Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa,cute dears around the park#narapark#japan 🦌🦌🦌🦌 https://t.co/X5hgNCJcH1
Alex Kearney 👩🏼‍💻🤖 @kongaloosh - 2019-05-14
Yesterday I visited Nara and hiked to the top of Mount Wakakusa. The friends I met at the top weren’t just hanging… https://t.co/63MJLwNbTC
Ogura Anthology @ogura100s - 2019-05-12
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 - 2019-05-01
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?
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?

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