Cherry blossoms paradise, Yoshino!
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.
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Cherry blossoms in Yoshino
I went to see the cherry blossoms in Yoshino Nara prefecture in April.
This is one of the most famous famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan.
It’s located in Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region.
In AD 671, Enno Gyoja, the founder of Shugendo, carved the main deity, Zao Gongen, on a mountain cherry tree.
Because of this, the cherry tree was revered as a sacred tree here.
And it is said that the tree has been planted with prayers since then.
And the people who live there have carefully protected them from generation to generation over 1300 years.
It is said that there are currently about 30,000 cherry trees, most of which are white yamazakura (Cerasus jamasakura).
The yamazakura is a representative species of wild cherry trees in Japan.
Unlike the Someiyoshino cherry tree, which was created in the Edo period for ornamental purposes, the yamazakura is known for its longevity and large size.
Shiroyama-zakura are clustered in four locations.
The lower, middle, upper, and back.
It is also called “Ichimoku Senbon,” meaning “the luxury of seeing a thousand trees at a glance.
Each of them is called Shimo-Senbon, Naka-Senbon, Kami-Senbon, and Okusenbon.( senbon means 1000)
And usually they bloom from the bottom to the top of the mountain, from the bottom to the middle to the top to the back, from early to late April.
So that the best viewing period can be enjoyed for a long time.
In addition, the cherry blossoms are illuminated at night when they are in bloom.
It’s creating an ethereal atmosphere that is different from that of the daytime.
It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours from Osaka Station to Yoshino Station.
Why don’t you come and visit one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan?
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!