Mt. Yoshino--The World Heritage National Park
|Mt. Yoshino is well known from old times for the best cherry blossom site
It covers all over the mountain paths around 8 kms, from the north end
to the south of Omine Renzan mountains.
It is also a base of Omine spiritual mountain walk for decipliants. A path
between Yoshino-Omine and Yuya is called Omine Okukudou and is still used
for religeous training.
The spiritual site and path in Kii, including Mt. Yoshino, was approved
as one of UNESCO World Heritage.
This means the area is registered in the World Heritage List per World Heritage Treaty for the purpose of maintaining the area as an indespensable property shared by all humans.
The whole Mt. Yoshino is registered as World Heritage: You can walk and visite various World Heritage Buildings including Yoshino Mikumari Shrine, Kinpu Shrine, Kinpusenji Temple and Yoshimizu Shrine.
You can also visit a variety of historical sites such as a temple of Ennogyoja
(Ennnoozuno), historical site of Nanchou, Yoshitsune, Saigyou and Basho.
Not only spring Cherry blossom but hydrengea, autumn leaves and snowing
landscape are also magnificent.
World Heritage/National Treasure Kinpusenji Temple Zaoudou
|There are many old temples in Mt. Yoshino.
Kinpusenji Temple is a symbol of Mt. Yoshino and is a centre of Shugendo
Zaoudou is a second biggest old wooden architecture after Todaiji Daibutsuden.
It is 9m x 11m and 34m tall with cypress bark roofing. Three Zaou Gongen
models (National Cultural Important Properties) are placed. Honzon is 7m