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Mt. Yoshino

Japan’s Best Cherryblossom Spot.

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Mt. Yoshino is acclaimed as the best spot to see cherry blossoms in all of Japan. In the spring, the entire mountain is washed with flowering trees as they bloom from the Shimosenbon (the lower 1,000 trees) at the foothills up to the Okusembon (the inner 1,000 trees).

From spring into summer, the hills are covered with hydrangeas in bloom, and in summer this spot is beloved as a nature escape for “shinrin yoku” (lit. forest bathing) beneath the verdant branches.
Of course, it’s also gorgeous during the season of autumn leaves. The natural altitude difference means that you can see the gradient as the trees bloom from the summit to the foothills. During the autumn leaves season, many enjoy taking a hike around the local temples.
In winter, the peak is hugged by a blanket of snow. Many of the historic, famous sites, including the World Heritage Site Kimpusenji Temple are especially beautiful in a shroud of snow.

Mt. Yoshino is especially popular for its many events held across the year, including illuminations during the cherry blossom and autumn leaves seasons, and the Tanabata Festival in summer.

Highlights

  • The best spot to see cherryblossoms in Japan.
  • Lush nature to behold across all four seasons.
  • Illuminations available during the cherry blossoms and autumn leaves seasons.
  • Multiple events held across the year.

Photos

  • Mt. Yoshino, Japan’s Top Destination for Cherryblossoms

    Mt. Yoshino, Japan’s Top Destination for Cherryblossoms

  • Cherryblossoms in bloom near Nyoirinji Temple

    Cherryblossoms in bloom near Nyoirinji Temple

  • Hydrangeas in bloom between spring and summer.

    Hydrangeas in bloom between spring and summer.

  • Illuminated autumn leaves in the Shimosenbon (bottom 1,000 trees).

    Illuminated autumn leaves in the Shimosenbon (bottom 1,000 trees).

  • Illuminated autumn leaves near the Niomon Gate of Kinpusenji Temple.

    Illuminated autumn leaves near the Niomon Gate of Kinpusenji Temple.

  • Kimpu Shrine tucked in the snowy winter landscape.

    Kimpu Shrine tucked in the snowy winter landscape.

Reviews

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  • Hai Wang

    吉野山也是吉野櫻的發源地,是日本賞櫻最佳地點,喜愛櫻花的人一定要來吉野山走一遍。

  • Ying Hsia

    櫻花季節已過,來得不是時候。

  • 劉方怡

    不一定要櫻花期間來遊客是真的太多了,其他時間也可以看到不同花種,也有美食可以吃。

  • Susana Lee

    沒有難行的山路,沿路都是繁盛的店家和餐廳。

  • Hwo Shan Shan

    由下千本沿路而上就能參觀各個名勝景點。

  • 林生翰

    交通也方便,邊走邊看,心情都變好了!

  • 林志忠

    遊覽吉野山最佳的方式,搭車到山頂然後再慢慢地步行下來,沿途可以看到櫻花不同程度的綻放。

  • 楊華

    日本著名的賞櫻名所,搭乘日本最具歷史的空中纜車,欣賞滿山滿谷盛開櫻花。

  • 纓纓

    千本櫻的美景令人難忘

  • 雅淑

    吉野山的櫻花開得真是美麗,下千本到奧千本滿山遍野的櫻花盛開,真的不負盛名。

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Details

Name in Japanese
吉野山
Postal Code
639-3115
Address
Yoshinoyama, Yoshinocho, Yoshinogun, Nara
Tel
0746-32-1007 (Mt. Yoshino Tourist Association)
Admission
Free
※Please see the official site for entrance fees across the mountains.
Access
From KIX Airport, take the shuttle bus to Yamatoyagi. Switch to the Kintetsu Limited Express towards Yoshino Station. Total time required: approx. 2 hours.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)