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Mount Yoshino Private Car Tour

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Mount Yoshino Private Car Tour

Want a private car tour to Mount Yoshino? Mount Yoshino was designated as a historical site during the Taisho period. In 2004, Mount Yoshino-Omine, Koyasan, and Kumanosan were recognized as one of UNESCO World Heritage. Known as the spiritual site and path in Kii, it is also a sacred place for Japanese Buddhism. There are also many historical sites listed on the World Heritage on the mountain. Moreover, Mount Yoshino is well known for viewing cherry blossoms since ancient times. There are about 200 species of more than 30,000 cherry trees found on the mountain, dyeing which into light pink every spring. As a reliable limo and tour company in Kansai, we not only providing car tours to Mount Yoshino, but also the chauffeur and transportation service to/from Mount Yoshino from Osaka and Kyoto.

Mount Yoshino is divided into four areas at different altitudes: the Shimo Senbon (lower 1000 trees) at the base of the mountain, Naka Senbon (middle 1000 trees), Kami Senbon (upper 1000 trees) and Oku Senbon (inner 1000 trees) at the top of the mountain. Every area is planted with cherry trees. During the cherry blossom season, you can see thousands of cherry trees in a glimpse, attracting millions of tourists to enjoy the magnificent view every day.

Mount Yoshino has a deep connection with Japanese Buddhism. Once enter the Yoshino Mountain, visitors will first pass through the Kinpusenji Kuromon and Kane-no-Torii, and then enter into the sacred area of Yoshino Mountain. Continue walking, you will arrive at the Kinpusenji Temple, which is an important symbol of Mount Yoshino. Inside the temple, the Nio-mon Gate and Zaoudou Hall, which has Three Zaou Gongen models, are designated as national treasures.

Yoshimizu Shrine, another world heritage on the mountain, is the oldest academic institution in the Japanese history. After entering the shrine, you will see thousands of cherry trees on the Yoshino Mountain unfold in front of you. Thousands of blooming cherry blossoms form a sea of flowers, and the scene is unforgettably spectacular. The Yoshimizu Shrine has many classical charateristics in Japanese architecture. Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00; Tickets: 400 yen.

In addition to the beautiful scenery of cherry blossom in spring, Mount Yoshino also offers hydrengea in summer, maple leaves viewing in fall, and snow viewing in winter. With different festivals hosted, many visitors find this religious center a very vibrant attraction.


Mount Yoshino Chauffeur Service

As a reliable limo company in Osaka, we provide chauffeur and car service to Mount Yoshino from Osaka or Kyoto for international travelers. Whether you are looking for a car tour or a private chauffeur service, you can easily find the most suitable one at an affordable price. Your private driver are carefully selected professional driver and some drivers can also speak basic English to ensure they provide excellent service in Mount Yoshino. Contact our representatives to book our Japan Private Chauffeur.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the cherry blossom season at Mount Yoshino?
    The cherry blossoms in Simo-senbon, Naka-senbon, Kami-senbon, Oku-senbon start from the beginning of April to the end of April, and the Cherry Festival is usually Apr 1-Apr 26.
  • What time to see night view of cherry blossom in Mount Yoshino?
    Light up dates depend on the flowering date, the time is generally 18:00~22:00, the location includes Nanamagarizaka, Nakasenbon Bus Terminal (Naka-senbon Soushajou), Daigouguugeitokuhi monument, and Kakuhan Kubizuka head mound.
  • Can I drive up to Mount Yoshino during the cherry blossom season?
    No, traffic control will be implemented during the cherry blossom season. Tourists who drive to Mount Yoshino need to park far away and then take the Shuttle Bus up the mountain. Please note shuttle bus only runs during late March to early May.
  • What to do in Mount Yoshino in summer?
    In summer, the mountain remains cool, and you can see hydrengea. The Hydrangea Festival is hosted from mid-June to late July, which is worth experiencing.
  • How to get to Mount Yoshino with public transportation?
    Take the Kintetsu Yoshino Line to Yoshino Station and walk up the mountain. Mount Yoshino has flat and even roads, with shops and restaurants along the way. Alternatively, you can take the Yoshino Ropeway from Senbonguchi Station near Yoshino Station to Shimo Senbon.
  • Where is Kinpusenji Temple located on the mountain?
    Kinpusenji Temple is a ten minute walk from the upper station of the Yoshino Ropeway (Yoshinoyama Station).
  • What is the specialty food at Mount Yoshino?
    In addition to confections, desserts, and soup made from Yoshino Kuzu, there are Sakura (Cherry)-mochi, Kusa (Grass)-mochi, and Persimmon Leaf Sushi. These specialty foods can be found at shops and restaurants.
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