Mt. Yoshino, Yoshino-cho

Mountain · Nature / Park
Mt. Yoshino stands as part of a World Heritage Site of sacred pilgrimage routes that spread across the Kii mountain range. Divided into four areas, the mountain consists of the Shimo Senbon, Naka Senbon, Kami Senbon, and Oku Senbon. From Shimo Senbon, you can hike up the mountain, or jump on the ropeway to Naka Senbon, where you'll find the bulk of the hillside town. Here, explore the many shops, restaurants, and scenic temples and shrines. Expect crowds during the hanami blossom season, when the mountain draws scores of visitors. Make Mt. Yoshino a centerpiece of your Yoshino-cho vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Yoshino-cho online tour itinerary planner.
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  • I made a day trip to Yoshino from Kyoto towards the end of the cherry blossom season. I had hired a tour guide to take me there. Even though we left Kyoto at 6 a.m. in the morning, when we arrived in....  more »
  • Take my advice, go at peak bloom. Do not wait. It will not be as good and probably not worth the effort if you're too early or too late. Japan-guide dot com and other sites have the cherry blossom...  more »
  • Yoshino is the perfect place for cherry blossom (Sakura) time. It’s not as famous as other part in Kyoto which make a perfect spot to view cherry blossom trees without the tourists crowds Sakura...  more »
  • Lots of people, which is justified however. It's stunning, if you hit the right timing.
  • It’s quite a nice place but definitely lots of tourists and shops dedicated to them. They had a lot of cherry blossoms but I don’t think I would go out of my way again to come back (1.5 hours from Osaka one way). Worth the experience but other than that, nothing too special
  • Sakura here is really overrated, looked much worse than Keaga蹴上 or Daigo-ji 醍醐寺. It's probably good, but not worthy to spend 6-7 hours just for sakura. Besides, it is very hard to realize how to buy limited express ticket.
  • Great view and cherry blossoms was beautiful
  • Although it’s a 2 hour drive from the Osaka city, it’s totally worth the time, especially if you go there during cherry blossom season. The road was very crowded because of the peak travel season, a bit hard to find a good parking spot. Some people chose to park at the bottom of the mountain and walk all the way (or take a cable car) to the top. There are a lot of good photo spots. You can also find some street foods or restaurants there.

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