Hanayagura observatory

The big panorama from Mt. Yoshino to Mt. Kongo is a must-see!

The big panorama from Mt. Yoshino to Mt. Kongo is a must-see!

Probably the best lookout point in Yoshino, this observatory has spectacular views over Yoshinoyama town. It’s a short walk up a steep slope from the main town, but be careful of traffic on the narrow road, with several switch backs. The observatory is very popular in spring and autumn, and there is a small cafe that opens in peak season, but there are few facilities. Just two minutes away is the serene Yoshino Mikumari-jinja Shrine, with beautiful weeping cherry blossom trees. About ten minutes down the hill is Chikurin-in Temple & Garden, with a landscape designed by tea master Rikyu.

Information

Address
1711 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino, Yoshino-gun, Nara, 639-3115
Access
More than 60-minute walk from Kintetsu Yoshino Station
Phone
0746-39-9237
Hours
Open 24 hours
Holidays
None
Admission
Free
Website
https://www.visitnara.jp/venues/A01231/