Mt. Yoshino, Yoshino-cho

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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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  • Came to visit at the sakura best viewing. Very beautiful. The hill is full of sakura. Take a bus to the mid hill, walk downhill is easy while enjoying the scenery. A good day trip, worth the visit.  more »
  • If I'd seen Yoshino at it's full bloom peak, I would have obviously given it a five star rating... but even though I caught the tail end of the season, it was still wonderful with great shops and temp...  more »
  • We took the Kintetsu limited express from Osaka Abenobashi station which is adjacent to JR Tennoji station. The train journey took about 1 hr 15 mins. Being 2 April, the train was still crowded with l...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is a great place to go when sakura blossoms! Go there around first week of April and feel the beauty of nature 😁
  • With over 30,000 cherry blossom trees we watched, over two days in our tiny ryokan at the base of the mountain, how the entire valley transformed into a sea of vibrant pink and white blossoms. Best part was sharing a couple Ashai beers at the top of the mountain while playing our favorite card game! Another must visit for those planning a trip to Japan looking for true serenity. Tips • Try and make it there before 9am to beat the crowds • Dont take the gondola up as the walk is breathtaking • Pack a bunch of snack as food on the mountain can be quite expensive • If you are looking for coffee there is only one good place to get it near the base of the mountain and only opens up at noon • Bring a picnic blanket to chill and view the beauty
  • Beautiful Hanami experience. Beautiful sights, not only the Sakuras but all the nature, landscapes, trail and temples make it a beautiful place to visit.
  • We came here during the off-season (aka. end of cherry blossoms) and it was very enjoyable. A nice stroll through the park with great views of the mountains (dense with cherry trees). We descended down into the park and visited the Noten Daijin Ryuoin Temple, passing by many delicately carved shrines on the way. The surrounding area is thick with trees and foliage, with creeks running through. It felt truly spiritual to be there. There was a Shinto-Buddhist fire ritual held for the public to attend. Lovely park.
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