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Kazugayama Genshirin

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Great Treks in Nara

Wandering in the Medieval Forest is especially delightful. If you're interested in a longer trek... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
Boise, Idaho
Quiet, peaceful and no tourists

Get away from the crowds of Nara and take a peaceful walk through the forest just beyond the path... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
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Jul 4, 2017
“Great Treks in Nara”
Oct 19, 2016
“Quiet, peaceful and no tourists”
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Wandering in the Medieval Forest is especially delightful. If you're interested in a longer trek through the countryside, get yourself a copy of "The Northern Extension of the Yamanobe no Michi" from Amazon and start at the nearby Shin Yakushi -ji temple. The trek along...More

3  Thank RichardBoise
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Get away from the crowds of Nara and take a peaceful walk through the forest just beyond the path to Kasuga Taisha. The roadway is easy for walking. Tall trees, wet leaves and earth create a cool, almost chilly, damp atmosphere. The trees block much...More

4  Thank hfot2
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Yes, Nara's Park is BIG; but there are some jewels to be visited. One is Kazugayama Genshirin, it's a very old forest with a mysterious ghastly feeling. Recommended for hitchhikers and nature lovers. Most of the forest is well preserved, but some small areas have...More

5  Thank MikeFJones
Reviewed April 12, 2016

This steep and sacred forest is a world away from tourist Nara. Off to the east thers is a wide track leading off the main road which is signposted and leads past a fascinating (but deserted when I went in April) Budhist complex of shines....More

4  Thank Jazzm0
Reviewed October 18, 2015

The walk through this ancient forest situated close to the main sightseeing attractions has been one our the most pleasant activities during our stay in Nara. Nice contrast to the busy Nara Park with all these semi-tame deer and the tourist hordes roaming the temples....More

3  Thank stdf62
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Loved the old long majestic roots of those trees. It is great when preservation efforts pay off. Lovely cloudy day for all this walking. Take some comfortable shoes and watch out for the poop.

1  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed September 25, 2014

It is located further away than most popular attractions but it is nevertheless enjoyable. There are several paths that can be taken during your walk. You will also meet several shrines along your way including the Kasuga Shrine and Wakamiya Shrine. There was also one...More

4  Thank lithiumbass
Reviewed September 20, 2014

Kasugayama Primeval Forest is found behind Kasuga Taisha. The paths that wind through the primeval forest are peaceful, very few visitors make it this deep into the park. The forest is beautiful & truly looks untouched

Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Nara park is so large you could easily wander into Kazugayama Genshirin - or the Primeval Forest, without even knowing it. The park starts near the Todaiji Temple, and the further away from that temple you get the quieter it is. It is a vague...More

3  Thank Jolyon67
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