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Mt. Yoshino吉野山(下千本)

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Mt. Yoshino is one of the most renowned destinations in Japan for cherry blossom viewing, and in spring some 30 thousand cherry trees, mainly Shiroyama-zakura but also including some 200 varieties in total, come into bloom on its sides. Due to the overwhelming number of cherry trees, the mountain is divided into four areas where visitors can enjoy viewing a great abundance of cherry blossoms in one location—Shimo-senbon (the lower 1,000 trees), Naka-senbon (middle 1,000 trees), Kami-senbon (upper 1,000 trees), and Oku-senbon (inner 1,000 trees). The Shimo-senbon lower 1,000 trees come into bloom the earliest, and the view of its blossoms is particularly stunning from the Nanamagarisaka hill and the Shimo-senbon scenic lookout. The Kimpusen-ji Temple’s Zao-do hall, a World Heritage Site and symbol of Mt. Yoshino, is also a must-see. Most years, the best time to view the blossoms is from early to mid-April, and during this time a cherry blossom festival is held spanning the whole mountain in line with the flowers blooming; the blossoms are also lit up at night. A three minute ride via ropeway from Yoshino Station on the Kintetsu Railway Yoshino Line. Shops, toilets and parking available. Traffic restrictions applying to cars and trucks are implemented in certain areas during the cherry blossom season.

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Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama 2430 (YoshinoArea)

phone 0746321007

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Address
Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama 2430 [ map ]
Area
YoshinoArea
Phone
0746321007
Flowering state of cherry blossoms
the end
Cherry blossom forecast
Mid-Apr.-Late Apr.
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available (400spaces Charge)
※ Only during the cherry blossom period
Night viewing
Available (18:00-lights out 22:00)
Public toilets
Available
Shop
Available
Number of trees
About 200 species 30,000trees
Variety
Shiroyamazakura

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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.

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