Seven Reasons Why You Will Want to Visit Yoshino,Nara,Japan

1.An important place for Japanese history


The history of Yoshino dates back to ancient Japan.
The oldest record of Yoshino is found in the Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan). In it, it is written that Emperor Ojin visited Yoshino in 457.
Since then, it has remained an important stage in Japanese history.
Yoshinoyama is home to Kinpusenji Temple, built in the 1500s, and Yoshimizu Shrine, the oldest residential building in Japan, many of which have been designated national treasures.
The prestigious architecture, Buddhist statues, and treasures of Yoshino, which is also closely associated with the emperor family, will transport you back in time to the world of historical drama.

2.You can enjoy forest bathing while hiking.


Yoshino, which has been associated with the imperial family since ancient times, has rich and beautiful nature that they loved.
Hiking trails, which are not as strenuous as mountain climbing, have been developed and are certified as a base for forest therapy, which can be expected to have health benefits.
There, waterfalls and water sources can be seen along with the forests. Sometimes you may even see deer.
There are two types of trails, one a little harder and the other flatter with fewer elevation changes.
If you make a reservation, a guide can be called for you.
Breathe in lots of fresh air and refresh your body!


3.The old townscape still remains


Yoshino Town was a very prosperous town in the mountains, with a forestry industry that has continued for 500 years and a lumber production area.
However, the town is now depopulated, and many 100-year-old houses remain, with few chain stores, preserving the atmosphere of Japan as it was about 50 years ago.
The railroad bridge over the Yoshino River was built in 1928. Although it is a modern train running over it, it looks as beautiful as if it were a train from the past. It is one of the most popular photo spots in Yoshino.

4, You can take a luxurious and reasonable express train.


It takes about 90 minutes from Osaka Tennoji to Nara Yoshino by limited express train without changing trains.
Although you can take a regular, semi-express, or express train, we highly recommend that you take the special express "Blue Symphony.
With a chic interior reminiscent of an oriental express train, you can enjoy light meals, coffee, and Yoshino sake in the dining car.

The fare is 1,170 yen for the fare + 520 yen for the express fare + 210 yen for the special car fare = 1,900 yen in total.

5.You can swim on the riverbank


"Riverside Yoshino," a riverside space along the Yoshino River, is filled with visitors playing in the water in summer.
Swimming and barbecue are available there.
Parking is charged during the season, but there is a caretaker and temporary toilets are set up.
There is a supermarket and convenience store up the road from the riverbed, so don't worry if you forget something!
The convenience store also sells firewood for barbecues.

6, Fishing and canoeing on the lake


Lake Tsuburo, located about a 10-minute walk from Fukubatake, is a spectacular lake with beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn leaves in the fall, where you can enjoy a sightseeing boat.
It is also a popular spot for black bass fishing, attracting anglers from all over Japan.
Boats are available for rent to anglers!

7.have one's fortune changes to the better


There are many spiritual spots in Yoshino, including Kinpusenji Temple on Yoshinoyama, which is said to have been founded by Ennogyoja, a legendary 7th century sorcerer, and Ryumon-dake, where a hermit is said to have lived.
Kinpusenji Temple is the head temple of Shugendo (mountain asceticism), and the monks who practice this asceticism are called yamabushi, or mountain priests, and are magical beings.
Yoshino is also home to several monks who have the power of the Dharma. People who are troubled visit them, relying on their Dharma power.
In Yoshino, mountain deities are worshipped and power is always felt from the mountains.
Fukubatake uses well water from the mountains both in the bath and in the kitchen.
The water, filled with the power of nature, will bring you energy.