World Heritage: Mount Yoshino4.4
For many centuries, Mount Yoshino has been known as Japan's top viewing spot of cherry blossoms. Approximately 30,000 cherry trees, mainly of a Yamazakura variety, spread over the mountain slopes, ridges and valleys. With many clusters forming a beautiful floral carpet in spring, many poets, calligraphers and painters depict this spot for their artistic subjects.
You can enjoy a long period of floral viewing, as the blossom front gradually moves up from the mountain foot, then to Shimo (lower), Naka (middle), Kami (upper) and finally to Oku (inner) Senbon at the top.
During the cherry blossom season, the mountain usually brings 20,000 visitors a day, but when a special event like the rice-planting or flower memorial festival falls on weekend, the daily turnout reaches up to 400,000.
The area was designed as a National Special Place of Scenic Beauty in 1924 and formed a part of the Yoshino Kumano National Park declared in 1936. The mountain was selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites in 1990. Yoshino is also part of "The Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range", designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
Purposeelderly,world heritage,mountain climbing,cherry blossom viewing,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 62km) Google Transit
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5.04 years ago
Great view! When you can see over one thousand sakura in one glance, this is a place you can't miss.
5.07 months ago
I enjoyed the spectacular view on the drive
5.06 months ago
Speaking of the number one cherry blossom viewing spot in Nara, I think it's already here, but the colors of the four seasons are also wonderful places.
5.07 months ago
I was able to enjoy the thousand cherry blossoms at a glance at the best timing this year 🌸
4.08 months ago
The cherry blossoms have begun to fall a little, so I want to come again next year!
It takes about an hour from Yoshino station to Kamisenbon.
The road is completely paved, and there are many places that sell sweets such as the famous kuzumochi, so you can leave it empty-handed, but traffic is restricted during the season, so I used public transportation. I think it's better.
As it is said to be the best cherry blossom viewing spot in Japan, it is outstandingly spectacular.
Of course, the cherry blossoms I saw nearby were beautiful, but the cherry blossoms I saw from the road leading up to Kamisen were also very beautiful.