Just off the main street, this shrine is renowned for its spectacular views in autumn and spring. There is an observatory where you can see the “Senbonzakura," thousand blossoming cherry trees. In the 14th century, Emperor Go-Daigo fled here to set up his own Imperial Palace in opposition to the ruling military government in Kamakura.
Later, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, known as one of the unifiers of Japan, frequented Mt. Yoshino and held grand cherry blossom viewing parties on the shrine’s grounds. The Shrine has a museum with many historic artifacts and the rooms where Emperor Go-Daigo stayed. The walk up to the shrine is steep but short, and worth it for the views and the treasures within.
- Venue Details & Access Info
579 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino, Yoshino
From Kintetsu Yoshino ropeway Yoshinoyama Station:
- 15 minutes on foot from the station.
- 吉水神社 Yoshimizu-jinja Shrine
- address 吉野郡吉野町吉野山579 579 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino, Yoshino
- Opening Time & Admissions
9:00 - 17:00
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