Wakakusa Yamayaki
Wakakusa Yamayaki


Traditional celebration to announce the coming of the spring by burning the whole mountain. About 200 fireworks are set off all at once as a sign to set the grassland on fire. In Japan, fireworks displays are usually held during the summer. This festival is popular as one of the rare events in which fireworks can be seen during the winter.

  • Address

    Mt. Wakakusa, Zoshi-cho, Nara, Nara

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours

    Fourth Saturday of January

  • Closed


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  • Point

    "If fire cannot be lit due to reasons such as rainy weather, the event may be postponed to the last day of January."

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    About 20 min. walk from "Kintetsu Nara Station" on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line

    About 5 min. walk from the "Kintetsu Nara Station" on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line

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