Essential Tourist Information for Yoshino
Here are information that will help make your travel smooth in Yoshino and some points of caution to take note of!
Free Wi-Fi is available at 11 tourist spots in Yoshino Town. Connections are possible for up to 20 min at a time (up to 10x per day). To be used for improving convenience for tourists in gathering or sharing information and as a means of collecting information during a disaster.
Disasters / Problems
In the event of a disaster, act promptly according to the instructions of the staff at the tourist sites or accommodation facilities. In the event of an earthquake, flood, or landslides that could cause serious damage in Yoshino Town, please move quickly and safely to a nearby evacuation center.
Should you encounter any problems during your travel, such as lost items or theft, please go to the nearest police station.
In Japan, "Japanese yen" is used. Many stores only accept cash, so please exchange your currency in advance. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport). In addition, if you have a supported credit card or cash card, you can easily withdraw Japanese yen from ATMs in convenience stores (such as 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Lawson, etc.) located throughout Japan.
Using the route bus is recommended for touring Mount Yoshino. There are lots of interesting places to see at each location such as historical sites and famous scenic spots.
Adults 170 yen ~ 550 yen / Children 90 yen ~ 280 yen
The Yoshino Ōmine Cable connecting Senbonguchi Station and Yoshinoyama Station has been designated as a Mechanical Engineering Heritage being the oldest existing ropeway in Japan. You can enjoy the stunning view of Mount Yoshino from inside the cable car.
Adults (One-way) 350 yen, (Round-trip) 600 yen / Children (One-way) 180 yen, (Round-trip) 300 yen
Cost of Accommodation
Cost of accommodation at ryokans / hotels vary depending on their grade, room type, distance from the station, and whether meals are included or not. Most accommodations are based on a rate "per person" rather than a rate "per room," and many plans include breakfast and dinner.
Example for 1 adult
Two days with one night stay: 6,000-15,000 yen
Three days with two nights stay: 10,000-25,000 yen
Four days with three nights stay: 20,000-35,000 yen
※ Cost of accommodation may change during the cherry blossom season due to an increase in the number of tourists.
Cost of Meals
Prices vary depending on the restaurant, but on average, lunch in Yoshino Town range between 1,000-2,000 yen. Dinner on average is usually between 3,000-5,000 yen. Some shops in Yoshino Town do not accept credit cards, so we recommend that you take a fair amount of cash when you dine at a restaurant. It is not customary to pay tips in Japan, but there may be additional charges in the form of "appetizer fee" or "service charge" depending on the restaurant.