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Nara’s Cherry Blossom Forecast 2017

Last update: Apr 04 2017

Cherry blossom, or sakura as it is known in Japanese, comes as quickly as it goes; blink and you'll miss it. Luckily in Nara, there are so many fantastic spots that you can usually catch the flowers somewhere through most of April. To find out when the cherry trees are forecast to be at their most spectacular this year, read on.


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Getting to Yoshino

The attractions around Mt. Yoshino and the town of Yoshinoyama are best explored from Yoshino Station. Unless you have a JR Rail Pass and are tied to using the JR Line, the most convenient route is from Kintetsu-Nara Station and takes a little over 90 minutes.

From Kintetsu-Nara Sta. to Yoshino Sta. : approx. 1 h 42 min
From Kintetsu-Nara Sta. to Yoshino Sta. : approx. 1 h 42 min

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Getting to Nara

Centrally located, Nara is easily accessible from Kyoto, Osaka and most major Japanese cities.

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