Village of the best cherry blossoms in Japan:

Yoshino is in the middle of Nara Prefecture and has been preserving abundant forest resources, so it is famous for not only cherry trees but also cedar trees. Because cherry trees are planted on the slope of the mountainous area, they are in blossom sequentially from the low land to the high land for a long time, which is the characteristic of Yoshino. 200 kinds of 30000 cherry trees make the biggest cherry tree village in Japan. It is recommended that you see the mountainous cherry blossoms by all means.



Access and Getting Around

Private railways connect it with Osaka and Kyoto, so it is easy to get. Though there is no express highway by car, it is not so far. There is a cable car available from the terminal Yoshino Station to the Mount Yoshino Station, you may walk along the road or take a shuttle bus during the Sakura Flower Festival in spring.

By train

JR Osaka Station―JR Line―JR Tennoji Station-walk― Kintetsu Abeno-bashi Station―1 hour15 minutes by the Kintetsu Line—Yoshino Station with1 train per 30 minutes;
From Kyoto Station―the Kintetsu Line-Kashiharajingu-mae Station―the Kintetsu Line―Yoshino Station for 1 hour 40 minutes.

By car

1 hour 30 minutes from Osaka Station; 2 hours from Kyoto Station; 1 hour 20 minutes from Nara Station.



Kinbusen-ji Temple


It is a mountain temple on a ridge of Mount Yoshino, built for monks practicing asceticism.Tourists are fascinated by 68 pillars in the magnificent main hall of a Buddhist temple.After all the atmosphere of this powerful temple seems to affect essence of the mountains religion deeply with simplicity,and a reporter likes this harshness.The scenery of the village of the cherry trees from here is spl...

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Yoshimizu Shrine


It is the shrine where the Imperial Court of the Emperor was set in the 14th century.Though small, it played a very important role in Japanese history.The view of cherry flowers from here is also attractive for viewers....

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-Historic Sites 

It was built as a lodging facility or a dorter of the Buddhist ascetics, but it is open to the public.Unusual roofs, a Japanese garden on the very large site are impressive, where the Emperor has once stayed....

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Accommodation around Yoshino


Nara visitors Bureau