Hanayagura Observatory (Yoshino Mountain)

Hanayagura Observatory is one of the best places to go in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, Japan.  Here're guides for opening hours, access, map, spots nearby, reviews and photos of Hanayagura Observatory posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]

Hanayagura Observatory (Yoshino Mountain) 3 Reviews


Scenic Hiking In Autumn! Panoramic Fall Foliage View Of Yoshino Mountains

Yoshino Mountain is a famous cherry blossom spot in spring, and also its fall foliage in autumn is beautiful. The colored leaves spread to the whole of mountain, and it comes down gradually, so you can enjoy it for a long term. You must see them from Hanayagura Observatory!◎Sakura-momiji turns its colors earlier and Kaede-Momiji is just going to turn now! Illumination Event: 2017/11/3(Fri.)-26(Sun), 17:00-21:00




Shining Zao-do Temple In The Sea Of Clouds Before Dawn

When I arrived at three in the midnight, the sea of clouds had appeared and made the scenery more wonderful. I took this picture at 4:00. The sea of clouds changes its size and form every day, so you can see the various stunning view whenever you visit!◎I recommend to see Kinpusen Temple from Hanayagura Observatory! 3 min by rope way from Kintetsu Yoshino Station ( rope way opening season: 3/24-5/6, other season are undecided). 30 min by bus from rope way Yoshinoyama Station.