On the way back from my first day trip to Nara, I stopped at Ikoma Station and took the funicular to the top of Mount Ikoma. The idea was to visit the Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park. Open only during summers, the park remains open to the public to walk around in the off-season.
Everything was maintained in pristine condition while I visited in mid-December (late autumn). I counted less than 10 people when I was there (a couple of tourists and the rest were maintenance workers). I enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and, as an added bonus, the views of the sunset over Osaka.