Mount Yoshino, also known as Yoshinoyama in Japanese, may not be the place you should visit in your lifetime. Not only is it an easy mountain to climb, but the 8-kilometer route is covered by more than 200 species of sakura trees and over 30,000 single trees. In the spring, those sakura trees make it a flower paradise on earth.
Like all mountains, there are changes in altitude and temperature. So it blooms here at different times. Historical records show that there were four estates of 1,000 sakura trees at each level. Certainly, there are many more these days. The lower levels of them bloom first, and you can proceed to the top of the mountain in nature. If you still want to see a vision of the flower magic kingdom of nature, it will be useful for those who come late this season.
There are several temples to climb Mount Yoshino. In particular, you can see the beautiful views of the mountains covered with white and pink cherry blossoms in front of the Yoshimizu Temple. Yoshinoyama does not disappoint anyone. This is not only the number one site in Japan during the Sakura season, but the entire mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When visiting here, try to arrive before 10.30 am. It will amaze you. Also, get off the losing path and go downhill. Its sakura trees may be below, but you get a new angle to see the peak. People here go for walks among the flowers and get some fresh air. Many bring blankets or small blue plates, full of beer and food, and wander around all day under a tree to see the honeymoon or cherry blossoms. (If you think Hanami is more of a drink and food than a real sight, but it helps to look up and down every moment.) The best and most popular place to do Hanami is the Hanayagura Observatory in the Kami Senbon area. It offers amazing views. Also here you can go anywhere within a distance of 8 km.
The peak season here is from mid-March to mid-April. Although it varies from year to year with the development of cherry blossoms, the peak season is usually around the end of March. Festivals are usually held in early April at local temples.