Private Tour - Climb a World Heritage, Mt. Yoshino, Feel Like a Monk!

Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage, Mt.Yoshino in Nara has many shrines and temples to see. It is a spiritual place where the monks used to practise to gain enlightenment. In this tour, you will climb Mt.Yoshino and see World Heritage sites such as “Kinpusan Temple” with its large Buddha statue, and “Yoshino Mizuwake-Jinja” hidden in the mountains.

Don’t miss the spectacular view from the top! If Spring, the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom and you will see a view like no other.

Want to get away from the busy city, and experience serenity? This is the plan recommended for you, you will feel refreshed after seeing the vibrant nature and historic shrines.
* Duration: 6 to 7 hours
* Starts: Yoshino, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage, Mt.Yoshino in Nara has many shrines and temples to see. It is a spiritual place where the monks used to practise to gain enlightenment. In this tour, you will climb Mt.Yoshino and see World Heritage sites such as “Kinpusan Temple” with its large Buddha statue, and “Yoshino Mizuwake-Jinja” hidden in the mountains.

Don’t miss the spectacular view from the top! If Spring, the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom and you will see a view like no other.

Want to get away from the busy city, and experience serenity? This is the plan recommended for you, you will feel refreshed after seeing the vibrant nature and historic shrines.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun 639-3115 Nara Prefecture

Black Gate: Take on the role of a monk and start your Mt.Yoshino experience!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun 639-3115 Nara Prefecture

Next stop is the Torii of Kinpusen Temple. The monk goes through this Torii, saying he will prepare to get away from the “real” world and enter the world of training.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun 639-3115 Nara Prefecture

The main mountain for Shugendo (Japanese mountain aesticim incorporating Buddhist concepts)! It is well known for its large Buddha statue in the open nature. If you are lucky you maybe able to see a monk training!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Noten Daijin Ryuoin Temple, 2482 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun 639-3115 Nara Prefecture

A temple located 455 stairs down from Kinpusen Temple. The stone steps and torii are surrounded by forests, and a mysterious looking mossy Jizo. Let’s descend halfway to take a look!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tofu Chaya Hayashi, 551 Yoshinoyama, 吉野町 Yoshino, Yoshino District, Nara 639-3115, Japan

Let’s take a lunch break at a traditional Japanese tofu restaurant. From here we will take the bus to the top of the mountain and hike down whilst stopping by at the observation deck and temples. Let’s experience the path of the monk!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Yoshinomikumari Shrine ⛩, 1612 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino, Yoshino District, Nara 639-3115, Japan

Get off the bus and hike to the Yoshino Mikurami Temple, surrounded by forests. The grounds have nearly 500 years of history. Get a feel of a very shinto temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hanayagura, Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun Nara Prefecture

Let’s enjoy the magnificent view over Mt.Yoshino! The first stop, Kinpusen Temple, will seem so far away!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chikurinin Gumpoen, 2142 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun 639-3115 Nara Prefecture

A temple from over 1200 years ago! Visit the ryokan, from 500 years ago, and a beautiful Japanese garden.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nakai Shunpudo, 545 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino, Yoshino District, Nara 639-3115, Japan

t’s been a long day, let’s relax by eating delicious Kuzumochi. The shopkeeper will explain and make fresh kuzumochi for you. Did you know? Once prepared, kuzumochi has a best before the date of 10 minutes!

Duration: 30 minutes