Mount Yoshino吉野山

Cherry blossoms at Mt. Yoshino is called “Ichimoku Senbon” (a thousand cherry blossom trees in one glance), which indicates the large scale of cherry  blossom trees here. Every spring, light and dark pink flowers flourish from the foot of the mountain to the peak, mainly in 4 areas- Shimosenbon, Nakasenbon, Kamisenbon, and Okusenbon. A viewing platform at Kamisenbon provides amazing panoramic landscape. It takes 2 hours from ascending to descending.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 30,000

The age of trees:

Variety: Yamazakura mountain cherry and Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Mount Yoshino

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to late April

Best time to view in 2019: early April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): early April

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 10 to April 12

How to visit

Access: Get to JR Yoshino-guchi Station from JR Nara, JR Kyoto, and JR Osaka Stations, then take the Kintetsu Railway train to Yoshino Station which is at the base of Mt. Yoshino.
Address: Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Nara
Japanese address: