Nara Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour at World Heritage Site Mount Yoshino (Round Trip from Osaka)
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Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, etc.) Walking Tour
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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.
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.
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.