Mount Yoshino

Sightseeing information about Mount Yoshino in Japan.


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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
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Reviews

5.03 years ago

Great view! When you can see over one thousand sakura in one glance, this is a place you can't miss.

5.010 months ago

Countless light-colored mountain cherry blossoms await in the wonderful nature. I like cherry blossoms and I went to various places, but this is the best. When I lived in the Kansai region, I went every year when Nakasen was in full bloom. Saturday and Sunday are very crowded so I went to weekdays. From near Yoshino Station, it will bloom for about a month with Shimo-Senbon, Naka-Senbon, Kami-Senbon and Oku-Senbon. Not all bloom at once. I love the middle thousand to the upper thousand. Okusenbon doesn't have many cherry trees. The best time is when the middle thousand trees are in full bloom and the upper thousand trees are in full bloom. You can enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom and snowstorm. There are many shopping streets, souvenir shops, restaurants, and inns from Kintetsu, Yoshino Station on foot or by ropeway. This area is the best when Shimosenbon is in full bloom, but Kamisenbon is still a bud. It takes more than 3 hours to walk from bottom to back.
Whether you go by Kintetsu train or by car, during the cherry blossoms, a temporary bus goes back and forth through Yoshino Station and Ryoryinji Temple to the top. If you have weak legs, you may take a bus to the top and walk down. It's a fairly tight slope. You can also use the ropeway from the station. Those with good legs can walk. However, when returning by train, it is better to return to Yoshino Station early or take a reserved seat.
I want to go to stay next time. The moon and stars will be beautiful at night.
It is a place with a very good atmosphere other than the cherry blossom season.
There are many people who enjoy the scenery while eating a cherry-blossom lunch.
Yoshinoyama is a wide area, so I think it would be nice to refer to the comments from various places.

5.08 months ago

Cherry blossoms 🌸 We are very satisfied with the full bloom. I had a lunch 🍱 while watching the cherry blossoms.

4.0a month ago

The time of autumn leaves is also good

3.0a year ago

I used a one-day hot spring!
The inn is located 5 or 6 minutes from the road heading to Ryorinji Temple, along a quiet mountain road.
It was in a very quiet place with no other houses.

The price is 500 yen and it comes with a rental towel, which is a great deal. The water server is also included and the service is not bad.

A hot spring is a simple indoor bath.
The hot spring was reddish brown, and when licked it felt iron and bitterness.

You don't have to worry about the shower time, but be careful because you can adjust the amount of hot water and water.

If I took a long bath without being too hot, my body became fluffy, and I stayed warm for a while even when I went to the dressing room.

I thought it wouldn't be like taking a long bath for an hour and two, but the hot springs are the best!

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