Mt. Wakakusayama is rising 342 meters above sea level,Just behind Nara Park. Burning up the entire hill, this New year event is held every year of the fourth Saturday of January. A torch is lit with sacred fire is carried down to a small shrine at the foot of the hill by a parade of Buddhist monks. First, the hill is ignited with the sacred fire. Then 200 fireworks are launched and the hill continues to burn for some 30 minutes.
Access : 30-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara station