TOUR
WESTERN JAPAN

Nara Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour at World Heritage Site Mount Yoshino (Round Trip from Osaka)

Tour Code :

GU2301N2S

Departs from :

Osaka

Tour Brand :

Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, etc.) Walking Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥18,900 ~

Overview :

1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Approximately 30,000 cherry trees from 200 varieties cover the slopes and valleys of this scenic area, which boasts picturesque views. 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.

Itinerary

day1

09:30- Depart from Hotel Granvia Osaka Please be at the lobby of Hotel Granvia Osaka by 10 minutes in advance. Please show your reservation confirmation sheet at reception.
From Osaka Station to Tennoji Station
80(min) From Kintetsu Abeno Station to Yoshino Station (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.
Please refer to the ropeway information in the [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] Remarks.
210(min) Mt. Yoshino *Lunch (customers are free to have lunch) 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 1,000 trees) and offers a great view of a thousand cherry trees in one glance.
*Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals] in the Remarks.
Yoshino Ropeway
80(min) From Yoshino Station to Kintetsu Abeno Station (Kintetsu Limited Express / Reserved seat or non-reserved seat)
From Tennoji Station to Osaka Station
18:00-18:30 Arrive at JR Osaka Station Tour ends after arrival. Please head to your next destination on your own.

GU2301N2S

Remarks:Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
Arrival times may change depending on congestion at sightseeing locations and road conditions. In such cases, the amount of time spent at each location may be changed. However, this will not be accepted as a reason for booking charge refunds.
The tour may take a bus or walk instead of taking the ropeway depending on congestion. If the tour walks, JPY 450 per adult and JPY 230 per child will be refunded for each one-way trip.
Ropeway fare of JPY 230 must be paid on site for each child 4-5 years of age (per one-way trip). (As of Oct. 1, 2020)
Please note that due to variations in the blooming period each year, the cherry blossoms may not be at their peak during some tours. Refunds will not be given for such reasons.
Public transportation will be used for transfers on this tour. Seating is not guaranteed.
The tour may be canceled by the conducting company if it is determined that flowers in the itinerary cannot be viewed at all due to weather changes, etc. In this case, customers will be notified before the tour is scheduled to commence.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
Hotel Granvia Osaka: 9:20
[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]
This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
Please eat lunch on your own (not included). Lunch is not included in the tour booking charge.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
This is a walking tour, so please wear shoes and clothes which are comfortable to walk in. The tour will be held even if it rains, so please bring rain gear if rain is in the forecast.
A walking distance of roughly 3 km will be covered. If ropeway is not running or is too crowded to board, participants will be required to make the return trip on foot (approx. 2 km).