Yoshino City, Kyoto
Yoshino is south of Kyoto, located in Nara-ken. It's a famous place of watching cherry blossoms and red leaves. About 2 hours of trains from Kyoto, with a change of train at Kashihara-jingu-mae, you'll arrive the skirt of Yoshino-yama. From where, you can either take the ropeway or the bus to get to the mountain area. If you're lucky enough to go at the right time of the season, you can see 'ocean' of cherry blossoms all over the mountain.