Although the weather may still be chilly in March, you can count on cherry blossom fever to be running hot all over Japan. If you want to be in the middle of sakura paradise, you’d better be ready to leave the urban jungle of Tokyo, Nagoya or Osaka. That’s right, the best spots are far from the big cities! That includes Mount Yoshino in Nara Prefecture.
What is this cherry blossom paradise called Yoshinoyama?
Mount Yoshino, called Yoshinoyama in Japanese, is one of those places you probably didn’t know you had to go to before you die. Not only is it a mountain suitable for easy hiking, it’s covered with more than 200 kinds of sakura trees and over 30,000 individual trees along an 8km path. In the spring, those sakura
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