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Mt. Yoshinoyama

Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3100 , Nara Prefecture
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Too early for autumn leaves

Though this place is famous for cherry blossoms, I decided to go ahead after learning that it is... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
YSL88
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Singapore, Singapore
Day trip from Osaka

We had to plan our trip in Japan months beforehand, and so we slightly missed best sakura in... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
elinast2016
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Helsinki, Finland
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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15 Aug 2016
“Day trip from Osaka”
15 Jul 2016
“Amazing view of cherry blossoms”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3100 , Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Though this place is famous for cherry blossoms, I decided to go ahead after learning that it is also the place for autumn leaves. However, I think we were too early (mid-Nov). Thought we can visit Kinpusenji Temple, but it was under renovation. Nevertheless, it...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had to plan our trip in Japan months beforehand, and so we slightly missed best sakura in Yoshinoyama. Even though place was beautiful. You might appreciate an extra shirt for changing if walking all the way up to observation deck, and do dress yourself...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We took a bus from the station to Chikirin-in temple then walked up to Hanayagura viewpoint. The slope was steep so we took several breaks. There were stores selling snacks and souvenirs. The view was beautiful. There were several hiking trails for those who really...More

1  Thank Tina2883
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My wife and I went to Yoshino to watch cherry blossoms. As we were there, the whole mountain was turned into a carpet of flowers, and it was really marvelous. We walked a long way to Mikumari Shrine, but if you feel tired, you can...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We were so lucky to visit here just on sakura peak time. If travelling that period, be prepared: it is very crowded - but still, it is worth of it! This must be beautiful place also other seasons. Enjoyable small villages, not that far from...More

1  Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Don't say that Mt. Yoshinoyama is a cherry-blossom spot because it is not correct. It should be the forest of cherry trees, or a fairy tale of cherry blossom. When I saw it at the first sight, I fell in love. It was not over-reaction,...More

5  Thank khang_lenguyen
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I went to Yoshino on the second week of April. Wonderful sakura blossoms can be found everywhere. The best way is to get on the bus (only available during sakura blossom season) twice up to Oku Senbon Guchi. I suggest instead of taking the Ropeway,...More

8  Thank saut
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A very miserable day, rained most of the time there for our day trip but what a spectacular view from all over when visible. The mist added to the beauty of the blossoms. Didn't make it to the top as carrying a knee injury, but...More

1  Thank raChelF560
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I really wanted desperately to ensure that I caught the best viewing period I could get so I booked the only vacancies I could find which were from 4th to 7th April. That's considered quite early for the Yoshino season. Typically the cherry blossoms start...More

3  Thank anya77
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Visited Mt Yoshinoyama in late March when the weather is starting to warm up. We started at Osaka Abenobashi Station, taking the Kintetsu Yoshino. We got caught off guide several stations later that a transfer was needed, since we don't speak Japanese. Existing the Yoshino...More

Thank t0pgun
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D0lphinz
Hi, May I know which tour u took? day tour or?
22 December 2015|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
I can s aid it impossible to find parking Naka-Senbon area. I recommend Youshino by train or car, and use public bus to the Naka-Senbon area. If you come by car. Shuttle bus service is available for park and ride user from... More
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diamondscreen
How do I get to Yoshinoyama from Kyoto & how long it takes? Is it possible to combine Nara deer attraction & this mountain on a single day trip? Thanks..
25 March 2015|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
It is possible one day trip arround Nara park and Yoshi-yama Mountain. It takes one hour from Kyoto to Nara park. two hour from Nara to Yoshino. There time is only travel time with train. You should add your schedule how... More
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Hi, I am planning a day trip to Yoshino on April 7th 2015 from Osaka to view Sakura I intend to take the first Kintetsu Limited express train from Osakaabenobashi at 7 AM Could you please advise : 1) if it is possible to get back to Yoshino station by 4 PM to take a train back to Osaka (we have a train to Tokyo at 7.40 PM from Shin-Osaka) (Will this be good enough time to see Yoshino ie. from 8.30 AM to 4 PM)? 2) As per the cherry blossom forecast, peak of sakura is 9th April onwards. 7th April 15, would this is fine? 3) Is it possible to make online reservations on the Kintetsu Limited express trains? I understand this would be a long day, but 7 AM to 11 PM is our normal day any way, so should be fine. Thanks in advance Kind Regards
23 March 2015|
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