Yoshino-yama is one of the top destinations on spring season. The majestic Mount Yoshino's grove of cherry trees carpets the mountain with pale pink color.
Approximately, there are 30,000 cherry trees, and the first trees are planted more than 1300 years ago.
It is a north-facing mountain slope, subdivided to four areas: The Shimo Senbon (lower 1000 trees) located at the mountain base, NAka Senbom (middle 1000 trees), Kami Senbon (upper 1000 trees), and Oku Senbon (inner 1000 trees) at the mountain's top.
Along the trail, visitors can enjoy hanami in the parks and viewpoints as they ascend the mountain.
The nearest attraction near the mountain is Chikurin-in Temple, which is close to Naka Senbon area.
The nearest attraction near the mountain is Chikurin-in Temple, within Naka Senbon area, if you take the shuttle service.
Within the Naka Senbon's walking trail, Nyoirinji Temple and Naka Senbon Park are places to stop.
On Oku Senbon area, there is Takagiyama observation deck for those who want to have elevated views of the mountain.
During the hanami season, from late March to early May, there are shuttle services which operates from Yoshino station along Kintetsu Yoshino Line to Naka Senbon area. There are also mini buses to ascend you to the highest point, Oku Senbon area.
It is best to visit on early to mid April when the cherry trees are in full bloom. Usually, due to elevation, the trees on Oku Senbon area bloom later.
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