The scene of a famous hanami or cherry blossom viewing party by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 16th century, the shrine is famous for its view of thousands of cherry trees. | History & Culture | Yoshino
Cherry Blossom Viewing: Nara's Top Spots
There are fantastic spots to see cherry blossoms all over Nara, without the crowds. Mt Yoshino is the most famous, with the advantage that the flowers last through most of April, longer than anywhere else.
With the best view over Yoshinoyama and the cherry blossoms, this small observatory is very popular in springtime. The mountain ridge stretches out below, like a pink ribbon. | Nature & The Outdoors | Yoshino
There are actually more cherry trees than deer in Nara Park, meaning you can find a great spot pretty easily. The best location is the wide lawn near Todaiji Temple. | Nature & The Outdoors | Nara Park
Known as "the middle thousand trees", this area encompases the town of Yoshinoyama, making it easily accessible. It also means the area gets crowded in spring, so arrive early or stay overnight. | Nature & The Outdoors | Yoshino