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Nara Okuyama Driveway

Nara Okuyama Driveway


Nara Okuyama Driveway


With few tourists and expansive views, the observatory on Mt Wakakusa is especially beautiful at sunset and into the early evening, as the lights spread out across Nara. Walking from the base of the mountain takes around 40 minutes. There are no lights on the walking paths after dark, so be sure to bring a flashlight. You can also reach the observatory by car and taxi.

Last update: 2016-12-06

Venue Details & Access Info

Zoshicho, Nara



From JR Nara Station:
- 8 minutes on the car.

Related VenuesMt. Wakakusa
Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest

Name/address in local language

  • 奈良奥山ドライブウェイ Nara Okuyama Driveway
  • address 奈良県奈良市雑司町 Zoshicho, Nara
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Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

Shin-Mt. Wakakusa Driveway: 8:00 - 23:00 (- 22:00 during Winter)
Nara Okuyama Driveway: 9:00 - 17:00
Mt. Takamado Driveway: 8:00 - 18:30

Closed on

Open all year round


Total length of the driveway: ¥1,720

*Price depends on the route

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