Mt. Yoshino (Naka-senbon)吉野山(中千本)
Mt. Yoshino refers to the ridge extending eight kilometers south from the northernmost extremity of Mt. Omine. The mountain is divided into four areas in order of increasing elevation: Shimo-senbon, Naka-senbon, Kami-senbon, and Oku-senbon. The Kimpusen-ji Temple's Zao-do hall, the symbol of Mt. Yoshino, and Yoshimizu Shrine, a World Heritage Site, both stand in the Naka-senbon area. From the grounds of Yoshimizu Shrine, you can get a sweeping view of the fall foliage in the Kami-senbon and Naka-senbon areas. In November, the area around Nakasenbon Park (Ogino Valley) is lit up at night, and visitors can take in the majestic gradations in the colorful leaves.
Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama
Open 24 hours
Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama [map]
- State of fall foliage
- Fallen leaves
- Autumn foliage forecast
- Early Nov.-Late Nov.
- Open 24 hours
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Night viewing
- Public toilets
- momiji (Japanese maple), kaede (Japanese maple), ginkgo, Japanese mountain maple, Japanese zelkova, Japanese beech, iroha-momiji, cherry tree, Japanese rowan, dodan-tsutsuji
- Inquiries ahead Yoshinoya Tourist Association
Opening hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-16:00
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Nara Main Areas
With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.