Nara Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour at World Heritage Site Mount Yoshino (Round-trip from Kyoto)

Activity Japan, 〒601-8412, 京都府京都市南区西九条院町17 Published on: 01-07-2016

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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1.63 USD

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Nara Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour at World Heritage Site Mount Yoshino (Round-trip from Kyoto)

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Why Nara Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour at World Heritage Site Mount Yoshino (Round-trip from Kyoto) is special ?

1. Approximately 200 types and 30,000 total cherry trees cover the slopes and valleys of this area which boasts magnificent scenery. Here it's said that a thousand cherry trees can be seen with just a single glance.

2. The best time for cherry blossom viewing is particularly long at Mount Yoshino, as trees begin blossoming at the base of the mountain, gradually moving upwards over the course of about 1 month.

3. Head up to the mountaintop via Yoshino Ropeway, the oldest existing ropeway in Japan. Here you'll find the symbol of Mount Yoshino, Kimpusen-ji Temple. The main hall is one of the largest wooden structures in Japan, second only to Todai-ji Temple's Great Buddha Hall in Nara.

What to explore at Nara Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour at World Heritage Site Mount Yoshino (Round-trip from Kyoto)?

08:30 

  • Depart from New Miyako Hotel  
  • Please arrive at the New Miyako Hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before departure. Present your reservation confirmation sheet at the meeting location.
  • The tour is accompanied from start to finish by an English-speaking guide.
  • New Miyako Hotel:
  • Address: 17 Nishikujoinmachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 
  • Access: A 5-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station.
  • [Remarks]
  • This tour uses public transportation. Seating may not be available when crowded.

Go from Kyoto Station to Tennoji Station  (60 min) 

  • Via JR Special Rapid/Rapid Service and subway (non-reserved seats)

Go from Kintetsu Abeno Station to Yoshino Station  (80 min) 

  • Via Kintetsu Limited Express (reserved seat or non-reserved seat)
  • Yoshino Ropeway  
  • Enjoy a superb view of Mount Yoshino from the oldest existing ropeway in Japan.
  • [Remarks] Depending on congestion, the tour may take a bus or walk instead of riding the ropeway. If the tour walks instead of riding the ropeway, JPY 610 per adult and JPY 310 per child will be refunded.

Sightseeing at Mount Yoshino *Eat lunch on your own  (210 min) 

  • Visit Kimpusen-ji, the head temple of Shugendo and a World Heritage Site known as the symbol of Mount Yoshino.
  • Participants will also visit Yoshimizu Shrine, another part of the World Heritage Site which was once the priests' quarters for Kimpusen-ji. This shrine is well known due to historical anecdotes of its inception as a shrine in the Meiji Period due to the separation of Shinto and Buddhism.
  • Yoshimizu Shrine is located in the Naka Senbon area (middle 1000 trees) and offers a great view of a thousand cherry trees in one glance.
  • [Remarks] Please note that due to variations in the blooming period each year, the cherry blossoms may not be at their peak during some tours. No refunds will be issued for this reason.
  • Yoshino Ropeway  

Go from Yoshino Station to Kintetsu Abeno Station  (80 min) 

  • Via Kintetsu Limited Express (reserved seat or non-reserved seat)

Go from Tennoji Station to Kyoto Station  (60 min) 

  • Via subway and JR Special Rapid/Rapid Service (non-reserved seats)

18:45

  • Tour ends at JR Kyoto Station
  • This tour ends upon arrival at Kyoto Station. Please head to your next destination on your own.

1. An English-speaking interpreter guide accompanies this tour.
2. If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
3. Arrival times may vary due to crowding at tour destinations or traffic conditions. Time spent at destinations may be shortened accordingly, but this will not be cause for tour cancellation or issuance of refunds.
4. Depending on congestion, the tour may take a bus or walk instead of riding the ropeway. If the tour walks instead of riding the ropeway, JPY 610 per adult and JPY 310 per child will be refunded.
5. Please note that due to variations in the blooming period each year, the cherry blossoms may not be at their peak during some tours. No refunds will be issued for this reason.
6. As this is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The tour will be conducted even in the case of rain, so please prepare rain gear if necessary. The tour walking distance is about 3 km.
7. This tour uses public transportation. Seating may not be available when crowded.
8. Lunch is not included in the tour. Please eat lunch on your own.

Inclusion

  • English-speaking guide, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour

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Estimated
181.16 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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