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“The pinnacle of cherry blossom viewing”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mt. Yoshinoyama

Mt. Yoshinoyama
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“The pinnacle of cherry blossom viewing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Sure you have seen cherry blossom everywhere but have you seen it looking like clusters of pink sweet cotton candy "flowing" from the mountain? It's just so amazing to be here but you need to get here early. I only left Osaka at 10ish and to be honest, traveling time back and forth took like 6 hours (inclusive of getting up on Mt Yoshino and managing the crowd) - also because I had to stay on the JR line as much as possible to make full use of my JR pass.

So yes, it was tiring and I only managed to see a little but it was well worth it. Don't see too many foreign tourists like other places, mostly locals. Which is a good thing too.

Visited April 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We came to Yoshino Yama April 9th, when the cherry blossom already started to disappear in the cities. Yoshino is easy to get to by train, just make sure your on the right line coming from Osaka (kintetsu minami Osaka line) an its the last stop on the train to Yoshino, takes about 1:30-2 hours.
Bring food from the city if you want to go cheaper but snacks around the trails are not so expansive and very nice to try.
To get up from the station to the main area of the mountain can be done by bus, rope-way or to save money just hike up, took us about 20 minutes of easy walk.
To see most of the mountain come early and consider walking a lot.
The higest up we went more and more trees showed full blossom. So even if you have just missed the full blossom in the cities it's worth coming up Yoshino mt and you will still see a lot of trees blooming, and alot of locals still heading up and hiking around.

Visited April 2013
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“Do NOT miss! One of the best places of cherry blossom in Japan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Yoshino Mountain is one of a world heritage site. In Japanese, they says “ 1000 cherry trees at one glance” in here, while the expression is not too much but rather true. Whole of mountain is in cherry color in April. It is so beautiful! You will enjoy many of beautiful cherry blossoms and nature walk, some traditional Japanese temples and shrines there.

Tips to enjoy nature walk with cherry blossom in Yoshino as much as possible are,
1)Go as early as possible. There should be a lot of people in the period. Get on the train as early as possible. If you want to sit, I recommend you to reserve a seat at least one day before.
2)In the hiking root, there are some restaurants and cafés. However, if you want to have a lunch (or even breakfast) when you want under cherry blossoms AND cheaply, I recommend you to buy a lunchbox in front of Yoshino station. There would be a lot of beautiful place to eat outside.
3)Bring walking shoes. Since it is a mountain, there are a lot of up and down. You may feel muscular pain one day after the hiking. However, even though, cherry blossom in Yoshino is absolutely worth to see.
4)Take enough time. Time flies so quickly here!

Visited April 2012
3 Thank michi123456
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