Kazugayama Genshirin
Kazugayama Genshirin
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Mike Flores & Jones Co.
Mexico City, Mexico494 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
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 been inhabited by locals, but not in an invasive way.
Written April 27, 2016
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martin l
Cirencester, UK13 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
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. Goes on to the top past a waterfall.
I went at 5.00pm and returned at dusk, but managed to see a few deer, wild boar and I think a racoon! I didnt see any humans on the path at all in 3 hours.
Written April 12, 2016
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Vermont7,422 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
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 of the sunlight resulting in shadows on the walkway where some light penetrated the canopy. The play of shadow and light made for some interesting photos.

It’s easy to forget you are in the middle of a heavily touristed area. You are likely to have only a few local walkers sharing the paths with you.

The route we chose ultimately came out on a residential street with a nearby very welcome drinks machine - hot and cold drinks available. No food in the forest.
Written October 19, 2016
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RichardBoise
Boise, ID143 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 the Yamanobe no Michi takes a full day and takes you away from all the tourist and the sika deer in Nara. There are many temples and shrines along the way.
Written July 4, 2017
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lithiumbass
Waterloo, Canada286 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
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 part of the forest that was barred off because there were luminaries in the trees. There was a price however for that attraction.

It was quite interesting to see what a Japanese primeval forest looks like, knowing that worldwide there aren't that many left.

Just be sure not to get lost. The area isn't that easy to find, you might end up on the other side of town if you simply walk through the forest. Also, there are bathroom facilities on site but be warned that there isn't any toilet paper in the stalls; you have to buy it from a dispenser as you go in.
Written September 25, 2014
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
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 area, not a specific site. If you walk to Kasuga Taish Shrine you will pass through parts of the Primeval forest, accompanied by deer all the way.
Written May 26, 2014
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Dr. Shibuyakko
California42,785 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
If you have an opportunity, hike from Shinyakushiji to Wakakusa Hill. It's a trek in a thick forest. Peaceful, non touristy and great fun.
Written March 29, 2019
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Starviagera
Florida2,126 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
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.
Written June 6, 2015
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Sarah53187
Dunedin, New Zealand618 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
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
Written September 21, 2014
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