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Japan’s oldest ropeway carries people to a famous place for cherry blossoms.
Mt.Yoshino has been famous for cherry blossoms since olden times and was registered as a World Heritage. In the early Showa period, a ropeway opened connecting both stations of the current Senbon-guchi and Yoshino-yama, behind this background, a founder had a desire that “I want to make a ropeway to carry people on Mt.Yoshino”. The ropeway has been loved by tourists of Mt. Yoshino for over 90 years.
By frequent maintenance of a station building, stilts, and outer walls, all facilities are still in the same condition as when they were built. It takes just about 3 minutes from Senbon-guchi station to Yoshino-yama station, a top of Mt.Yoshino, and Senbon-guchi station isn’t far from Yoshino station on Kintetsu line . The mountain shows various faces each season such as cherry blossoms in spring, foliages in autumn, and more. Yoshino-yama station will excite you as the entrance of sightseeing in Mt. Yoshino.
It is said that cherry blossom trees in Mt.Yoshino are about 30 thousand and bloom starting from the area of Shimo Senbon, Naka Senbon, Kami Senbon, and finally,Oku Senbon , and the peak is from the beginning to the end of April. Kinpusenji Temple established by En no Gyoja, the founder of Shugendo should be recommended to visit. Many special spots are located on the premises, for example, Zaodo, which is the second oldest wooden building following the Daibutsuden of Todaiji Temple , Niomon Gate resigned as a National Treasure, 3 statues of Zao Gongen which are each 7 meters in height, and more.
Go on a sightseeing tour of completely attractive Mt.Yoshino in Japan's oldest ropeway.
Japan's oldest ropeway is still in the same condition as when it was built-in 4th year of Showa period.
Enjoy viewing of seasonal scenery such as cherry blossoms in spring and foliages in autumn, and more.
Senbon-guchi station as the entrance of Mt.Yoshino is located best about a A 3-minute walk from Yoshino station on Kintetsu line .
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)
Sorry, we don’t.
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Yes, it is.
Are coin lockers available?
Yes, there are. (There are 96 at Kintetsu Line Yoshino Station)
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Yoshinoyama, Yoshinocho, Yoshinogun, Nara
- Senbon-guchi station / Yoshino-yama station
- Moving time
- About 3 minutes
- One-way Adults: 450 yen, Children:230 yen
- Operating Interval
- During the regular season (excluding cherry blossom and autumn leaves periods), operations are suspended on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with substitute buses available. The service operates at 15-minute intervals (substitute buses run once per hour). *It operates daily during the cherry blossom and autumn leaves viewing seasons. For more details, please refer to the official website.
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)