|Meeting Point||at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto|
|Ending Point||at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
Mt.Yoshino is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots and furthermore one of the most popular changing colors of autumn leaves viewing spots in Japan. Mt.Yoshino boasts 100,000 cherry trees planted in four groves at different altitudes. Each level blooms in succession. Generally you enjoy cherry blossom viiewing only for about a week but in Mt.Yoshino you can enjoy it for nearly one month.
After we arrived at Yoshino Station on Kintetsu line, we take the ropeway, the oldest ropeway in existence in Japan, and visit Kinpusenji Temple. Zaodo, the main hall of the temple, is a magnificent two-story structure thatched with silver cedar bark. It has 34 meters high, 27 meters wide and 26 meters long. The main hall is concecrated by three great images Kongo Zao Gongen, which is said to be equal to the Great image of Buddha of Todaiji Temple in size.
You can have special tofu or bean curd, food, Japanese-style food such as udon, soba and donburi, or a bowl of rice topped with beef, pork and the like for lunch.
From Yoshimizu Shrine, you can enjoy many cherry blossoms called "Hitomesenbon." Have you ever heard of Hitomesenbon ?
Chikurin-in has a stroll garden designed by the tea master Sen-no-Rikyu. You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in spring and changing colors of autumn leaves in fall.
Furthermore an hour's trek take you to Yoshino Mikumari Shrine. The shrine is a popular spot for couples who come to pray for fertility.
I would recommend you join the tour of Mt.Yoshino especially in spring and autumn.
|extra person (more than 30 people).||4.60 USD|
|extra hour.||9.20 USD|
We had Hideo as our guide on 11 April 2017 for our trip to Yoshino. He was punctual to pick us up from our hotel, organized - presented us with the itinerary and informative. Yoshino - nice place for cherry blossom viewing and walking. You get to see nice views as well as street food and souvenirs. Hideo is very helpful, he brought us to buy our Shinkansen ticket from Kyoto to Tokyo. Without his help, we might take a long to time to figure out where to buy the tickets. He also brought us to eat Okonomiyaki, showed us around Dotonbori and brought us to the shops we wanted to shop. Thank you, Hideo! We enjoyed ourselves very much.
Very energetic; knows history of interesting places very well
Hideo is very professional guide. Before the start of the tour, he gives us our itinerary and the prices we have to pay. He's very knowledgeable in the places we went and very patient in answering our questions. Hideo and my Dad hit it off right away. Glad to have booked with you. We will surely book with you again whwn we come back. Thank You!
He was not only knowledgeable but so friendly and courteous. English was good, had no trouble communicating. Not only did we see main sights in Kyoto and Hiroshima but he pointed out subtleties that many would have missed. On top of it all he is also a really nice man. I recommend him highly!
Hideo gave us a great tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. He met us at our hotel and from the very beginning was so friendly and knowledgeable. He provided so much in depth information about the sites and took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. He helped us with our JR train tickets and at the end of our tour, he assisted us with getting onto the train in Hiroshima and changing platforms at Osaka for our journey to Kyoto, even though he was leaving the train at Osaka. Hideo is a real gentleman and we would highly recommend him. Thank you Hideo!
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