Location of Yoshino in Nara Prefecture
|• Total||95.96 km2 (37.05 sq mi)|
|Population (September 1, 2007)|
|• Density||97.93/km2 (253.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||80-1 Ōaza Kamiichi, Yoshino-machi, Yoshino-gun, Nara-ken
|Website||Town of Yoshino|
Located in the northern portion of Yoshino District, the majority of the town is covered by mountains. However, places along the Yoshino River are rather flatter than the other areas, where many roads, train tracks, and houses exist.
Mount Yoshino is famous for its many thousands of sakura trees. These flowering specimen trees were planted in four groves at different altitudes, in part so that the famed trees would come into bloom at different times of the spring. A 1714 account explained that, on their climb to the top, travelers would be able to enjoy the lower 1,000 cherry trees at the base, the middle 1,000 on the way, the upper 1,000 toward the top, and the 1,000 in the precincts of the inner shrine at the top.
- Yoshino-Kumano National Park
- Yoshino Shrine
- Miyataki (waterfall)
- Yoshimizu Shrine
- Yoshinomikumari Shrine
- Kaibara Ekiken. (1714). Yoshinoyama syokeizu; Stokes, Henry Scott. Cherry Blossom Time Puts Japan at Ease," New York Times. March 6, 1983.
Media related to Yoshino, Nara at Wikimedia Commons
- Yoshino official website (Japanese)
- Kansai Digital Archives ...Images of Yoshino-cho
- National Archives of Japan Yoshinoyama syokeizu, illustrated scroll describing Mt. Yoshino, text by Kaibara Ekiken (circa 1714)
- Japan-guide.com Yoshino at Japan Guide