Yoshino Mountain

  • Name: Mount Yoshino
  • Location: Nara Prefecture
  • Must-see season: Spring (Sakura season)

Mount Yoshino (吉野山, Yoshinoyama) is located in Nara Prefecture. For many centuries this amazing location has been Japan’s most famous cherry blossom viewing spot. It is said that the first trees were planted more than 1300 years ago, and today the mountain is covered by approximately 30,000 cherry trees of many different varieties. Continue reading “Yoshino Mountain”

Hokkaido (北海道) | Travel Inspiration

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Japanese identify this northern land with its wildlife and mountains, greenery and agriculture, snowy winters, temperate summers and arrow-straight roads disappearing into the horizon. The Ainu, Hokkaidō’s indigenous people, are making a determined return after a century of forced assimilation. Sapporo is a bustling modern city and the island is winning a reputation as a haven for thrill-seeking travellers wanting to ski and hike in its mountains, explore its magnificent national parks and relax in its hidden onsen (hot springs). (Via)

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