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Deer play on the beautiful green turf at the Wakakusayama

Deer play on the beautiful green turf at the Wakakusayama
Speaking of Nara Prefecture, a deer. The characters of Nara Prefecture called "Sento-kun", is a deer. Nara park is famous place to meet deer, and you can meet many deer in "Wakakusayama" inside the park. It is also a rare mountain that it's covered with turf. today, I will introduce wakakusayama where you meet pretty deer and refreshing turf.
Nara | 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8211
(Updated on: Feb 28, 2017)

Deer play on the beautiful green turf at the Wakakusayama
[Time when you can enter(drive way)] 08:30 - 23:00(Mar. 16 to end of Nov.)
08:00 - 22:00 (Dec. to Mar. 15)
[Entrance fee] adult(above junior high): 150 yen, Children(over 3years old): 80 yen
*there's a group discount
Deer play on the beautiful green turf at the Wakakusayama
Source: pref.nara.jp
【Tranportation】 by car: Approximately 40 minutes from Daini Hanna road Hourai IC, 40 minutes from Hankokudou Tenri IC

by bus: From the JR Nara station / Kintetsu Nara station, with Nara Kotsu bus and get off at "Kasuga Taisha honden yuki"
or with Nara Kotsu bus "shinai junkann sotomawari" and get off at "Daibutsu Kasuga Taisha mae" 【Official website】 http://www.pref.nara.jp/6553.htm
Deer play on the beautiful green turf at the Wakakusayama

Wakakusayama is a mountain on the east side of Nara Park, at an altitude of 342 m, the mountains are covered with turf. The landscape of the green grass mountain is refreshing and beautiful, and you can refresh just by looking at it. The scenery of this turf can be seen from everywhere in Nara city and it is a symbol of Nara.
From the summit there is no tree around so you can see the scenery in Nara city. Night view is particularly beautiful, it is about to be designated as one of New Japan's three major night views.
Deer play on the beautiful green turf at the Wakakusayama
You can see many deer at Wakakusayama. Deer lives freelyin the mountain of a turf. They are friendly and very cute. You can feed a deer with a rice cracker called "shika senbei". However, you might want to be careful they might try to eat your belongings and paper thinking that it's a food.
Wakakusa mountain turf is closely related to deer. The turf will be food for the deer. The deer eats turf seeds, but they can't digested in the body so they discharge out as a waste .That's why the whole mountain is covered with turf.
Wakakusayama's special event is "Yamayaki". Every year in January, they put a fire on Wakakusayama and the whole mountain will be covered with fire. Long ago, a territorial dispute occurred between Todaiji and Kofukuji and the settlement was made by burning down the mountains, but among the historians, it is said that the opinion is divided and it is clearly unknown .
The sight of the whole mountain covered with flames is fantastic. Fireworks are also launched just before the yamayaki. It is one of the famous events of Nara prefecture.
Wakakusayama, where the turf is beautiful. There are various ways of enjoying such as deer, yamayaki, and hiking in the night view, so please visit.
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