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Address: Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3115, Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 746-32-3024

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Ancient imperial palace

This shrine used to be the imperial palace of the Southern Dynasty. You have to pay for the entrance for the exhibition inside. But in my opinion, it is worth to visit. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Kimitaka S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This shrine used to be the imperial palace of the Southern Dynasty. You have to pay for the entrance for the exhibition inside. But in my opinion, it is worth to visit. There is a imperial throne of Emperor Godaigo, and some other displays are quite interesting. If you have a knowledge about Japanese history, I ma sure that you... More 

Thank Kimitaka S
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

It came as a surprise that a 200 yen compulsory "donation for the shrine repairs" was charged. The view from here, as with many other spots around the mountain was excellent. For this, I am not rating it any higher.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The views of the mountains offered by this shrine is magnificently unobstructed, offering a wide expanse of green foliage. The shrine itself is smaller compared with the nearby kipusenji and it inner halls are closed when we visited so we could view some of the artifacts inside. Nonethless it is worth spending an hour or so to take in the... More 

Thank Wennie W
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Yoshimizu Shrine is a popular place in the spring time to enjoy one of the best views of cherry flowers in full bloom. They say a glance can command a thousand cherry trees in front of you. When we visited in early April, we were in fact able to enjoy a great view of beautiful cherry blossoms from a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very ancient temple. Didn't have a chance to see it's full "face" as it is under renovation. We can imagine the magnificent view from the front garden if the flowers are fully blooming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We came to Yoshino for sakura, not temple visiting; we did not pay the ¥400 entrance to the temple, but we took advantage of wonderful views from the temple grounds The temple is about a 20 minute walk from the ropeway station. To get to the temple, it requires a long walk down from the main road. At the bottom... More 

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