Yoshino Travel Guide

Yoshino is a region located in the central part of Nara prefecture.  It includes the town of Yoshino and the village of Higashiyoshino.

For sightseeing, there is Chikurin-in Temple, which was a lodging place for Yamabushi (or mountain ascetic) who practice Shugendo religion, and Kinpusen-ji Temple, the headquarters of the Kimpusenji Shugendo faith, where monks and test takers used to practice. This area is famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot and in spring, 30,000 cherry trees bloom on Mt.Yoshino, and you can see 1,000 cherry trees on the grounds of Yoshimizu-jinja Shrine.

You can get around this area by car or train.  The closest station is Yoshinoyama Station on the Kintetsu Yoshino line.  It takes between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 1 hour and 40 minutes by train from Osaka Station and Kyoto Station.

Tourism information: Yoshino

Map: Yoshino